Issued at 500 PM AST Wed Jul 11 2018 734 WTNT33 KNHC 112046TCPAT3BULLETINHurricane Chris Advisory Number 21NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032018500 PM AST Wed Jul 11 2018...CHRIS SKEDADDLING NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC...SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION----------------------------------------------LOCATION...37.8N 65.7WABOUT 570 MI...920 KM ENE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINAABOUT 890 MI...1430 KM SW OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLANDMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 25 MPH...41 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...976 MB...28.82 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 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Chris was locatednear latitude 37.8 North, longitude 65.7 West. Chris is movingtoward the northeast near 25 mph (41 km/h). The hurricane isexpected to remain on this general heading with an increase inforward speed for the next several days. On the forecast track thecenter of Chris will pass over or near southeastern NewfoundlandThursday afternoon or evening.Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 90 mph (150 km/h)with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected thisevening. Steady weakening is forecast to begin on Thursday, andChris will likely also become a strong post-tropical cyclone byThursday afternoon.Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from thecenter, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160miles (260 km).The estimated minimum central pressure is 976 mb (28.82 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 PM AST.$$Forecaster Stewart

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