Issued at 500 AM AST Wed Jul 11 2018 941 WTNT33 KNHC 110839TCPAT3BULLETINHurricane Chris Advisory Number 19NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032018500 AM AST Wed Jul 11 2018...CHRIS MOVING NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC...SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION----------------------------------------------LOCATION...35.3N 69.9WABOUT 315 MI...510 KM E OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINAABOUT 1175 MI...1885 KM SW OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLANDMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 22 MPH...35 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...970 MB...28.65 INCHESWATCHES AND WARNINGS--------------------There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.Interests in Atlantic Canada should monitor the progress ofHurricane Chris.DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK----------------------At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Chris was locatednear latitude 35.3 North, longitude 69.9 West. Chris has increasedits forward speed and is now moving toward the northeast near 22mph (35 km/h). This general motion with additional increase inforward speed is anticipated during the next 2 to 3 days.Maximum sustained winds remain near 105 mph (165 km/h) with highergusts. Chris has the opportunity to strengthen a little today ortonight. After that time, the hurricane is forecast to weaken andbecome a strong post-tropical cyclone by Thursday night or earlier.Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from thecenter and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles(150 km).The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb (28.65 inches).HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND----------------------SURF: Swells generated by Hurricane Chris are expected to affectportions of the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic statesduring the next few days. These swells could cause life-threateningsurf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from yourlocal weather office.RAINFALL: Chris is expected to produce total rain accumulations of1 to 3 inches (25 to 75 millimeters) over Newfoundland, withpossible isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches (150 millimeters).These rains may cause flash flooding.NEXT ADVISORY-------------Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.$$Forecaster Avila

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