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Tropical Storm Chris Becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone

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June 22, 2012

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The National Hurricane Center reports today that Tropical Storm Chris has become a post-tropical cyclone, centered at midday Friday about 335 miles east-southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland, which is about 200 kilometers east of the White Rose offshore oil field development.

Additional weakening is expected, and Chris should merge with another extratropical low on Saturday.

The latest info from the NHC:

LOCATION...44.6N 46.9W
ABOUT 335 MI...535 KM ESE OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WSW OR 255 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...990 MB...29.23 INCHES
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE CHRIS WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 44.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 46.9 WEST.
THE CYCLONE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-SOUTHWEST AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H.  A TURN TOWARD THE SOUTH AT A SLOWER SPEED IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 45 MPH...75 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST...AND CHRIS SHOULD MERGE WITH ANOTHER EXTRATROPICAL LOW ON SATURDAY.

GALE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 MILES...335 KM FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 990 MB...29.23 INCHES.

For the latest on the tropics, visit the NHC website at www.hurricanes.gov

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