Offbeat Hurricane Chris is still speeding but not getting stronger

23:30  11 july  2018
23:30  11 july  2018 Source:   cnn.com

Former Hurricane Beryl could skirt Fla.; Tropical Storm Chris grows stronger

  Former Hurricane Beryl could skirt Fla.; Tropical Storm Chris grows stronger FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Beryl the one-time hurricane may not be done yet. As of Monday evening, the National Hurricane Center gave Beryl a 50 percent chance of regenerating into a tropical cyclone over the next five days. It was expected to turn northward over the Bahamas and western Atlantic Ocean, with the western edge of the cone about 100 miles off Florida's east coast. Beryl had been the As of Monday evening, the National Hurricane Center gave Beryl a 50 percent chance of regenerating into a tropical cyclone over the next five days. It was expected to turn northward over the Bahamas and western Atlantic Ocean, with the western edge of the cone about 100 miles off Florida's east coast.

Storms are getting stronger . We've seen Seven Category 5 storm this year. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale currently runs from But how far above 157 mph could the winds go while still being considered Category 5 wind speeds ? Scientists are asking is it the time for adding higher level?

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If you're on the Atlantic coast, you may want to stay out of the water for the next few days.

Hurricane Chris is moving at 22 mph and is expected to continue picking up speed for several days, and the National Hurricane Center named it a Category 2 storm. Maximum sustained winds settled near 100 mph, and the storm was not expected to gain strength the rest of today.

Some weakening is forecast for Thursday, when Chris will probably become a strong post-tropical cyclone.

The system is expected to bring swells on the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states.

Interactive: Track the storm's path

NHC says Chris strengthens into a Category 2 hurricane

  NHC says Chris strengthens into a Category 2 hurricane Chris, the second hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season strengthened into a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale and additional strengthening is likely through Wednesday morning, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Hurricane Chris was located about 245 miles (390 km) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, packing maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour (165 km per hour), the NHC said in its latest advisory at 11 p.m. EDT (0300 GMT).

But over time, are hurricanes getting worse? There have been 33 of the strongest category 5 hurricanes since 1924. Eleven of these have occurred in the past 14 years.

Tropical Storm Chris stalled off the coast of the Carolinas on Monday, gathering strength to become a hurricane but not expected to make landfall. The storm was expected to get stronger Monday night. . A Category 1 hurricane has wind speeds from 74 mph to 95 mph, according to the

"These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions," the National Hurricane Center said.

As of 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, the storm was about 440 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, moving northeast at 22 mph.

Forecasters also expect Chris to produce 1 to 3 inches of rain over Newfoundland. Its center will be near southeastern Newfoundland on Thursday night.

Hurricane-force winds extend up to 25 miles from the center of the storm, and tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 90 miles out, the hurricane center said.

The storm will continue to move to the northeast and is expected to remain well offshore of the United States.

There were no coastal watches or warnings as of 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, but the National Hurricane Center suggested people in Atlantic Canada monitor the storm's progress.

Beryl dissipates after Dominica, easing threat to others .
The remnant of Tropical Storm Beryl has rushed over Dominica but then dissipated, lessening the threat to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, which had braced for heavy rains and strong winds less than a year after being battered by hurricanes. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the system's winds would fall below gale force during the night as it headed on a path expected to take it south of those islands. But forecasters also cautioned that people should be alert for possible heavy rain that could cause flooding or mudslides.

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