Chris becomes hurricane off coast of North Carolina

Forecast track of Tropical Storm Chris as of Tuesday moring. Via

Forecasters say ocean swells of up to eight metres are possible where Chris makes landfall, while other areas can expect ocean swells of up to five metres.

Many North Carolina beaches were closed to swimming on Monday due to heavy surf and unsafe rip currents, according to a statement from the governor's office. Maximum sustained winds are near 70 miles per hour (110 kph) with higher gusts.

Although the storm is several hundred miles off of our coast, it's still creating risky surf conditions up and down the entire North Carolina coastline.

On Wednesday morning, Hurricane Chris had maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour and was moving to the northeast at 22 miles per hour.

It was headed northeast away from the United States, with "some additional strengthening" forecast Tuesday night and Wednesday, the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) warned.

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'Tropical storm Chris is predicted to become a hurricane and move north over the next few days.

Chris was expected to remain well off the USA coast, the NHC said, adding on its current forecast track, the center of Chris will be near southeastern Newfoundland on Thursday night.

"Literally nobody on the East Coast will have a direct impact", Osterberg explained, warning that it could still cause high and life-threatening surf along the coast of the Carolinas and New England.

"We're excited to have a storm this early in our season, for more advanced surfers definitely", Pete Cove, general manager of the East Coast Surf School, told Canadian broadcaster CBC. Chris had reached hurricane status in the mid-Atlantic for a period. As the remnants drift northward toward the Bahamas over the coming days, the Hurricane Center gives them a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm.

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