Canada Chris becomes a hurricane; starts trek to Atlantic Canada

18:52  11 july  2018
18:52  11 july  2018 Source:   theweathernetwork.com

Workers leave oil platforms off Nova Scotia ahead of Hurricane Chris

  Workers leave oil platforms off Nova Scotia ahead of Hurricane Chris ExxonMobil says it has removed some of its workers from offshore oil platforms as hurricane Chris advances toward Atlantic Canada. ExxonMobil says it has removed some of its workers from offshore oil platforms as Hurricane Chris ad The Category 2 storm, which was about 600 kilometres off Cape Hatteras, N.C., on Wednesday, was expected to track south of Nova Scotia early Thursday before possibly making landfall in eastern Newfoundland later in the day.

After getting off to an early start , all seemed quiet for Atlantic hurricane season, but all that is changing this week, as the newly-formed Tropical Storm Chris takes aim on Atlantic Canada . Watch below: tropical storm chris becoming more organized.

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After spending a few leisurely days off the coast of North Carolina, Chris finally started to make its move on Tuesday -- heading for warmer waters, and finally showing that strengthening we've been waiting for. Hurricane Chris is now on a track toward the northeast, that will take it close to Atlantic Canada by Thursday.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre has issued a statement for portions of the Atlantic provinces, as they continue to track Chris and its impacts this week. As of Wednesday morning, the storm was picking up speed and accelerating to the northeast, before passing well south of Nova Scotia by Thursday. We take a look at what we know about the storm, and what you need to know to prepare, below.

Tropical storm Chris reaches hurricane strength as it heads north toward Newfoundland

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WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) And Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC) are issuing statementson Hurricane Chris
  • Chris become a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday afternoon, strengthening to a Category 2 storm Tuesday night as it churned of the Mid-Atlantic coast
  • Storm expected to take a northeast track toward Nova Scotia, Newfoundland late week
  • Forecast to weaken and become a strong post-tropical cyclone by Thursday night or earlier
  • Southeastern Newfoundland remains the most likely area that will receive direct impacts from Chris

Hurricane Chris gathered strength as it churned off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic states to become a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale on Tuesday, but it was not expected to make landfall over the United States, the U.S. National Hurricane Center(NHC) said.

Hurricane to hit Canada? Tropical Storm Chris likely to intensify as it heads north

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  Chris becomes a hurricane; starts trek to Atlantic Canada © Provided by The Weather Network

Chris was packing maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h Wednesday morning and was about 510 km east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and about 1885 km southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, the NHC said in its advisory at 5 a.m. AST.

The storm was expected to strengthen through Wednesday and then lose force from Thursday, the center says.

"Chris has increased its forward speed and is now moving toward the northeast near 35 km/h," Wednesday morning's statement reads. "This general motion with additional increase in forward speed is anticipated during the next 2 to 3 days."

Hurricane Chris will continue northeastward through Thursday, passing well south of Nova Scotia. Chris will slowly weaken as it tracks near the Avalon Peninsula as a post-tropical storm late Thursday evening. No coastal watches or warnings in effect for the U.S. and Canada, however Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement or parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Hurricane Chris tracks towards Newfoundland

  Hurricane Chris tracks towards Newfoundland HALIFAX - Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to hammer parts of eastern Newfoundland today as hurricane Chris tracks towards the region. Environment Canada says Chris was about 372 kilometres southwest of Sable Island early Thursday morning and is expected to weaken into a post-tropical storm as it moves northeast and tracks over the southeastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula Thursday evening. Rain warnings have been issued for some eastern parts of the province, where up to 70 millimetres of rain could fall Thursday afternoon and evening.

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STORM TRACK: ATLANTIC CANADA IMPACTS

Beyond Wednesday, the storm will venture north of the Gulf Stream, leading it into cool Canadian waters. At the same time, an upper trough over the northeast U.S. will sweep off the coast, dramatically increasing wind shear as Chris moves toward Atlantic Canada. These factors combined will speed Chris's degradation to an extratropical low as it moves toward Newfoundland.

Southeastern Newfoundland remains the spot most likely to be impacted by a post-tropical Chris later this week, as the track still brings the storm's centre either directly over the island, or just to the south. While it will no longer be a tropical storm, the remnants may still bring heavy rain, strong winds, and rough surf along parts of the coast. Coastal Nova Scotia may be brushed by the outer rain bands of Chris and larger ocean swells could also pound the coastline as the storm passes to the south. Below is a look at current forecast conditions based on a Wednesday morning statement issued by Environment Canada.

  Chris becomes a hurricane; starts trek to Atlantic Canada © Provided by The Weather Network

Tropical storm tracks towards Atlantic Canada

  Tropical storm tracks towards Atlantic Canada Tropical storm tracks towards Atlantic CanadaThe national weather forecaster says the storm is currently off the coast of Carolina and is expected to begin moving northeast later today.

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WIND

  • The most likely area for strongest winds from Chris will be over the Avalon Peninsula. 
  • Based on current track and intensity the likely range of maximum winds for these areas will be in the 80 km/h to 100 km/h range, but could potentially gust a bit higher just south of Chris' track.

RAINFALL

  • The likelihood for heavy rainfall from Chris will be over southeastern half of Newfoundland, where amounts in excess of 50 millimetres are likely for some areas and locally could reach 70 mm or more. 
  • There is still a chance some rain could brush easternmost parts of Cape Breton Island as Chris passes by, but the likelihood for a heavy rainfall there is very low.

SURGE AND WAVES

  • High waves, pounding surf and storm surge will be a consideration for the southern coastlines of the Avalon Peninsula. 
  • Swells along the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia could reach 2 to 4 metres. 
  • For southern Newfoundland, of 4 to 6 metres are possible with potentially up to 8 metres possible for parts of the Avalon Peninsula based on the current forecast track.

We will continue to monitor and update the forecast in the coming days.

Forecasters monitor every movement of Chris at the Canadian Hurricane Center in Nova ScotiaIt's a busy scene inside the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia as forecasters continue to monitor every movement of Chris.

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REMNANTS OF BERYL

Tropical Storm Beryl degraded over the past weekend as it moved into less favourable atmospheric and sea surface conditions. As of Tuesday, the storm had lost its organization, and the remnants are bringing a disorganized cluster of thunderstorms over Hispaniola. The weakened system will be one to watch, however, as environmental conditions will become less hostile. The NHC has flagged the zone for potential regeneration of a tropical cyclone later this week when the system is forecast to turn northward over the Bahamas.

ALTERATIONS MADE TO 2018 HURRICANE PREDICTIONS

Last week, the tropical meteorology research team at Colorado State University (CSU) Department of Atmospheric Sciences made adjustments to the original Atlantic Hurricane season forecastreleased back in early April. Initially forecasters anticipated a slightly above average Atlantic hurricane season, but no repeat of the 2017 season which was one of the most active and destructive this century. 


With over a month of the season consumed, there has been very little activity, although the season will most likely pick-up as we move into the peak months of August and September. The new numbers released by CSU now shown a total of 14 named storms (average 12), 6 hurricanes (average 6.5) and 2 major hurricanes category 3 or stronger (average 2).

The only storm accounted for this season before Beryl is Alberto, a subtropical system that formed on May 25th in the Caribbean Sea and made landfall a few days later in Laguna Beach, Florida. With Alberto forming before June 1st, the official start of the hurricane season, this is the fourth consecutive year in which a preseason storm forms.

With files from Weather Network meteorologists Dr. Mario Picazo and Caroline Floyd, as well as Environment Canada, the National Hurricane Center and Reuters

Hurricane Chris tracks towards Newfoundland .
Hurricane Chris tracks towards NewfoundlandRain warnings have been issued for the region, where up to 70 millimetres could fall by Thursday night. Wind gusts of up to 110 kilometres per hour were expected for parts of the Avalon Peninsula, including St. John's.

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