Hurricane Chris Advisory Number 18
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032018
1100 PM EDT Tue Jul 10 2018
…CHRIS RAPIDLY STRENGTHENS INTO A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE…
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 245 MI…390 KM ESE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 1285 MI…2070 KM SW OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…105 MPH…165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 10 MPH…17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…970 MB…28.65 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Interests in Atlantic Canada should monitor the progress of
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Chris was located
near latitude 34.2 North, longitude 71.4 West. Chris is moving
toward the northeast near 10 mph (17 km/h). A continued
northeastward motion accompanied by a steady increase in forward
speed is expected through Thursday night. On the forecast track,
the center of Chris will be near southeastern Newfoundland Thursday
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph (165 km/h)
with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is likely tonight and
Wednesday morning. After that, Chris is forecast to begin
weakening Wednesday night, and the system is expected to become a
strong post-tropical cyclone by Thursday night.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles
The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb (28.65 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
SURF: Swells generated by Hurricane Chris are expected to affect
portions of the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states
during the next few days. These swells could cause life-threatening
surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your
local weather office.
RAINFALL: Chris is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
1 to 3 inches (25 to 75 millimeters) over Newfoundland, with
possible isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches (150 millimeters).
These rains may cause flash flooding.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.