Environment Canada just issued a tropical cyclone statement regarding Hurricane Chris.
As you may know, Hurricane Chris originated as "Tropical Storm Chris" on the East Coast earlier this week. The dangerous weather conditions developed off of the coast of Carolina on July 8th.
Hurricane #Chris will brush the Atlantic Canada province of Newfoundland on Thursday as a strong post-tropical cyclone. Strong winds and heavy rainfall are possible impacts: https://t.co/hUSdKIwXp4 pic.twitter.com/TzimOvX96w— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) July 11, 2018
As the conditions began to worsen, Environment Canada released an initial warning regarding Tropical Storm Chris for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
The statement read that experts expected the storm to reach hurricane status, which it has, and that it would reach Nova Scotia by Thursday.
This afternoon, Environment Canada released a second "Tropical Cyclone Statement" for Newfoundland regarding the aftermath of Storm Chris. As the cyclone moves towards Canada, the weather conditions will affect one of our provinces.
The statement is for Newfoundland and Labrador:
- Burin Peninsula - Southern Avalon
- St. John's - Bonavista Peninsula
- Terra Nova
Storm Chris is now a post-tropical cyclone. The post-tropical cyclone will bring heavy rains to parts of Newfoundland. Canadians living in Newfoundland can also expect strong gusty winds to southeastern regions in the evening. High waves and heavy pounding surf will affect the coast of Newfoundland this evening as well.
Hurricane #Chris is forecast to become a post-tropical storm and affect parts of Atlantic Canada on Thursday. More info is available at https://t.co/TXyHRsiJAU and from the @environmentca Canadian Hurricane Centre at https://t.co/lYYXE3rRMe pic.twitter.com/52998lmdDK— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) July 10, 2018
As of 3:30 PM NDT, Environment Canada has reported details on the storm. The location is about 270 km west-southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland. The maximum sustained winds were traveling at 110 kilometers per hour. The present movement was traveling northeast at 57 kilometers per hour.
Wind warnings are in effect for the southern region of Avalon Peninsula. This region could be wind gusts traveling up to 100 kilometers per hour tonight. Southeastern Newfoundland may experience up to 80 millimeters of rain today until this evening. Rain would lessen into the evening.