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----------500 PM AST Wed Jul 11 2018
...CHRIS SKEDADDLING NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC...
 SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...37.8N 65.7W ABOUT 570 MI...920 KM ENE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA ABOUT 890 MI...1430 KM SW OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 25 MPH...41 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...976 MB...28.82 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 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Chris was located near latitude 37.8 North, longitude 65.7 West. Chris is moving toward the northeast near 25 mph (41 km/h).  The hurricane is expected to remain on this general heading with an increase in forward speed for the next several days.  On the forecast track the center of Chris will pass over or near southeastern Newfoundland Thursday afternoon or evening.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is expected this evening. Steady weakening is forecast to begin on Thursday, and Chris will likely also become a strong post-tropical cyclone by Thursday afternoon.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 976 mb (28.82 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 PM AST.
$$ Forecaster Stewart
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