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Category 1 Hurricane Chris Moves Northeastward

SLIDER-Tanya Matthews of Augusta GA protects herself from the sun while waiting for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular to begin at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston MA Category 1 Hurricane Chris Moves Northeastward
Elijah Vega | 11 July, 2018, 04:02

It took it a few days, but Tropical Storm Chris strengthened into a hurricane Tuesday as it started to move away from the USA coast. Eye formation is typically an indication of winds reaching the minimum hurricane threshold at 74 miles per hour.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned beachgoers on Monday to beware of unsafe rip currents after an unidentified man in his mid-60s drowned just north of Nags Head when he was caught in a rough surf current caused by the storm.

An Air Force Reserve Reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to fly over Chris Tuesday afternoon.

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At 4 p.m. CDT Tuesday, the National Weather Service in Miami said the storm was about 205 miles (330 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (137 kph). A Rip Current Statement was issued for the Outer Banks. As it moves into cooler waters by Thursday night or Friday morning, the storm is expected to lose its tropical characteristics but will become a "strong post-tropical cyclone".

Chris was expected to remain well off the USA coast.

The swells generated by Chris could also cause could cause "life-threatening surf" conditions, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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