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----------500 AM AST Wed Jul 11 2018
...CHRIS MOVING NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC...
 SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...35.3N 69.9W ABOUT 315 MI...510 KM E OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA ABOUT 1175 MI...1885 KM SW OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 22 MPH...35 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 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Chris was located near latitude 35.3 North, longitude 69.9 West. Chris has increased its forward speed and is now moving toward the northeast near 22 mph (35 km/h). This general motion with additional increase in forward speed is anticipated during the next 2 to 3 days.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts. Chris has the opportunity to strengthen a little today or tonight.  After that time, the hurricane is forecast to weaken and become a strong post-tropical cyclone by Thursday night or earlier.
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 1100 AM AST.
$$ Forecaster Avila
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