[July 10] Chris moving Away from US – Will Impact Newfoundland Thursday and Early Friday

   Posted by Levi at 9:04am on July 10, 2018

Tropical Storm Chris is beginning to move northeastward this morning, away from the United States. Since Chris sat in the same spot for a couple days, the water beneath the storm cooled substantially on Monday, preventing Chris from intensifying more quickly. Now that the storm is moving, water beneath it will warm some today, and this should allow Chris to become a hurricane today or tonight. Some northerly shear is present, and dry air to the north is getting entrained into the circulation as a result, which will likely prevent explosive strengthening. This shear should relax a bit tomorrow, and as Chris interacts favorably with an upper-level jet while passing over the Gulf Stream, the storm should reach its peak intensity sometime Wednesday evening or night.

On Thursday, Chris will move north of the Gulf Stream over much colder waters. This, combined with increased shear, will turn Chris into a nontropical storm that will be weakening on approach to Newfoundland. However, powerful winds and heavy rains will impact Newfoundland on Thursday and perhaps into early Friday.

Latest Official NHC Advisory for Tropical Storm Chris




  • Ralph says:

    Can not thank Levi enough for this valuable site and sharing of his expertise. As the season picks up Tidbits is a go-to place to stay on top of the tropics if you are a weather geek, live in an area that could be effected during the season, or like myself, both.
    Thanks again Levi for informing us, and in the process educating us as well.

  • Chris says:

    Little Chris

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