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Hurricane Chris forms in Atlantic Ocean

The remnants of Hurricane Beryl have a 40 percent chance of reforming as a storm later this week over the Bahamas and western Atlantic Ocean forecasters said Monday morning. This is the five-day forecast Hurricane Chris expected to form by Tuesday; no direct threat to U.S.
Sandra Phillips | 11 July, 2018, 04:03

But the hurricane could cause life-threatening surf and rip conditions in some portions of the North Carolina coast and mid-Atlantic states over the next few days.

Hurricane Chris has formed in the Atlantic, about 200 miles off the coast of SC. Eye formation is typically an indication of winds reaching the minimum hurricane threshold at 74 miles per hour.

Hurricane Chris was packing maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h and was about 330 kilometres east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. The storm was expected to strengthen through Wednesday and then lose force from Thursday, the centre said.

An Air Force Reserve Reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to fly over Chris Tuesday afternoon. It is expected to become a hurricane within the next 24 hours, says FOX 13's meteorologist Dave Osterberg.

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Forecasters from the National Weather Service said they expected Chris to create a moderate, or elevated, risk of risky rip currents forming along the entire Jersey Shore on Wednesday, from Sandy Hook down to Cape May.

Chris was expected to remain well off the USA coast.

This graphic from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) shows the projected path of Hurricane Chris on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

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