Third tropical system of season no threat to land
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Tropical Storm Chris has formed in the Atlantic as the third named storm of the season, but will move out to sea and is no threat to land. The system formed to the southeast of the Canadian Maritime provinces and won’t hold on to tropical characteristics for long, according to the National Hurricane Center, which forecasts that the system will become extra-tropical in 36 hours.
For now, Chris has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, and those winds may increase by 5 mph after the system becomes extra-tropical. The storm is expected to turn east, then northeast as it speeds away from land. Continue reading
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