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----------1100 PM EDT Tue Jul 10 2018
...CHRIS RAPIDLY STRENGTHENS INTO A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE...
 SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...34.2N 71.4W 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 Hurricane Chris.
 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 night.
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 (150 km).
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 ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.
$$ Forecaster Beven
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