Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

Increased risk of rip currents at the Shore

Increased risk of rip currents at the Shore

Forecasters have warned that Hurricane Chris will finally bring colder air and rain to the United Kingdom, after sweeping across the Atlantic with winds of up to 105mph.

As of Wednesday morning, Chris, located off the eastern U.S. seaboard north of the Carolinas, is a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour.

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, the hurricane center warned.

Storm Chris, the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, is strengthening around 245 miles (390 km) south-southeast off the coast of North Carolina in the US.

When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the U.S. Eastern seaboard, it captured an infrared image of Hurricane Chris that showed an eye staring back at the satellite. It might strengthen even more Wednesday afternoon and get close to Category 3 hurricane - marked by 111 miles per hour sustained winds.

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There were no tornado-related fatalities in May and June , the two most active and notorious months for tornadoes in the U.S. Schwartzenberger said the park residents would be allowed back briefly Tuesday afternoon to collect their belongings.

Regardless of Storm Chris, temperatures are expected to remain in the high 20Cs throughout the rest of this week after a record-breaking start to July. Amateur Radio operators are encouraged to monitor local repeaters and IARU Center of Activity frequencies, and in the affected area, to provide updates to the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) on 14.325 MHz.

After days of dry, hot weather with heightened fire hazard ratings and some heat warnings in effect, parts of Newfoundland are expecting heavy rain and high winds from the remains of Hurricane Chris as it downgrades to a tropical storm.

Between Wednesday night and early Thursday, July 12, Day is forecasting five to 10 milimetres of rain for Nova Scotia, with the potential for up to 20 in Cape Breton.

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

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