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Now-Hurricane Chris Poses Possible Threat to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland-Labrador

13 July 2018

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 kilometers) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 kilometers).

There's no cause for alarm though because it's expected to weaken considerably and head towards Iceland by Sunday night.

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The national weather forecaster says the storm is now off the coast of Carolina and is expected to begin moving northeast later today. Up to 3 inches of rain will be possible for southeast Newfoundland, with isolated areas possibly getting up to 6 inches, according to the hurricane center. It was about 570 miles east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It's expected to remain "well offshore" of the USA coast, forecasters say, instead steadily heading for Newfoundland while picking up forward speed through Thursday night.

Hours after being downgraded to a tropical storm, Chris was declared a post-tropical cyclone over the colder Atlantic waters as of Thursday morning at 11 a.m. On the forecast track the center of Chris will pass near southeastern Newfoundland, Canada on Thursday, July 12. "While we do not expect major impacts from this storm, we will continue to watch it closely".

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If it does reform, it should stay well off the U.S. East Coast, AccuWeather said.

ExxonMobil removed some of its workers from offshore oil platforms Wednesday as hurricane Chris advanced toward Atlantic Canada. And Beryl's remnants continue to struggle to re-organize.

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

Now-Hurricane Chris Poses Possible Threat to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland-Labrador