Canada Tropical storm tracks towards Atlantic Canada

14:52  10 july  2018
14:52  10 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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

  Hurricane to hit Canada? Tropical Storm Chris likely to intensify as it heads north Tropical Storm Chris, sitting virtually still a couple hundred miles off the Carolinas, is expected to become a hurricane on Tuesday and resume its journey toward the northeast, according to the National Hurricane Center .It was no threat to the United States, but Canadian weather officials were monitoring Chris closely as its probable path takes it toward the vicinity of the Atlantic Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.Canada's official government weather agency, Environment Canada, began issuing tropical cyclone statements on Sunday.

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Tropical storm eyes Atlantic Canada : Track . Category. Month. "The Canadian Hurricane Center has been closely monitoring this developing storm for a few days and will continue to do so," the agency said Sunday.

Tropical Storm Chris is shown off the eastern coast of North and South Carolina, U.S., in this satellite image July 9, 2018. © NOAA Tropical Storm Chris is shown off the eastern coast of North and South Carolina, U.S., in this satellite image July 9, 2018. HALIFAX - Environment Canada says Tropical Storm Chris is expected to make landfall in Newfoundland later this week as a post-tropical storm.

The national weather forecaster says the storm is currently off the coast of Carolina and is expected to begin moving northeast later today.

The storm is expected to track south of Nova Scotia at hurricane strength on Thursday, and is then expected to make landfall in southeastern Newfoundland on Friday as a post-tropical storm.

But it's too early to tell if wind or rainfall warnings will be required for Newfoundland.

Environment Canada says given the storm's existing track, the strongest winds are expected to be over Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula.

Southern coastlines of that region can also expect storm surges.

Post-tropical storm Chris veers west, drenching Gander .
St. John's and surrounding areas were spared the rain, but not the high winds.  "[It] took a more westward track ... [ended up] moving through Placentia Bay right up through Trinity Bay," says Wanda Batten, a meteorologist with the Gander weather office.

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