Hurricane Chris strengthens, stays well off U.S. Atlantic coast

Hurricane Chris gathered energy because it churned off the coast of the mid-Atlantic states to turn out to be a Class 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale on Tuesday, nevertheless it was not anticipated to make landfall over the US, the U.S. Nationwide Hurricane Heart (NHC) mentioned.

Chris was packing most sustained winds of 165 km/h and was about 390 km east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, on Tuesday night, the NHC mentioned in its newest advisory at 11 p.m. ET.

The hurricane was shifting towards the northeast at 17 km/h, the NHC mentioned.

The storm was anticipated to strengthen by way of Wednesday after which lose drive from Thursday, the centre mentioned.

Storm swells in U.S.

Storm swells generated by Chris shall be hitting North Carolina and different mid-Atlantic states over the following few days.

“These swells may trigger life-threatening surf and rip present situations,” the centre mentioned.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned beachgoers on Monday to watch out for harmful rip currents after an unidentified man in his mid-60s drowned simply north of the city of Nags Head, close to Cape Hatteras, when he was caught in a tough surf present brought on by the storm.

Chris was anticipated to stay well off the U.S. coast, the NHC mentioned, including on its present forecast observe, the centre of Chris shall be close to southeastern Newfoundland on Thursday evening.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/tropical-storm-chris-hurricane-atlantic-1.4741496?cmp=rss

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