Hurricane Chris forms off East Coast

Hurricane Chris forms off East Coast

Chris was speeding northeastward in the Atlantic and is expected to continue to weaken and lose its tropical features.

While it is expected to mostly miss the United States, the storm has already created risky conditions, and beach patrol officials in Ocean City, Maryland had already made 141 rescues as of Monday due to strong rip currents.

Hurricane Chris, a category 2 storm now, was churning away from the Mid-Atlantic coast on Tuesday and isn't expected to make landfall in the mainland USA, the National Hurricane Center said.

At 5pm EDT, the heading on the advisory from the National Hurricane Center read "Chris finally becomes a hurricane while moving away from the United States".

As of Wednesday morning, Hurricane Chris, with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour, was about 400 miles off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and moving north-east at about 22 miles per hour.

Ocean swells along the southern coast of Newfoundland are expected to reach eight metres in some areas, while the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia could also receive swells of up to four metres.

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Rainfall warnings are in effect for most of southeastern Newfoundland with 80 millimetres anticipated. It boasts maximum sustained winds of around 105 miles per hour, and it's moving to the northeast at 10 miles per hour.

"We're excited to have a storm this early in our season, for more advanced surfers definitely", Pete Cove, general manager of the East Coast Surf School, told Canadian broadcaster CBC.

“Chris is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane later today and some additional strengthening is expected through Wednesday night.

Showers may linger into Thursday afternoon, with precipitation expected to decrease on Thursday night.

As of Tuesday evening, the National Weather Service had issued special alerts for high rip-current risk from Virginia Beach south to near Wilmington, N.C. As Chris moves farther offshore in the days ahead, the surf should return to near normal. Remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl continued to be a rainmaker in the Caribbean, affecting the Dominican Republic and Haiti as well as Western Cuba, the NHC said.

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