Tropical storm Chris strengthens

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Tropical storm Chris

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Tropical Storm Chris has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Located at 18.3N, 61.6 W, or about 75 kilometers (45 miles) North-Northeast of Barbuda, and moving West-northwest at 20 km/h (13mph). Chris has wind speeds of 95 km/h (60mph), with tropical storm force winds extending 35 km (25 m) from the center of circulation. Chris' most recent minimum barmetric pressure, measured by aircraft, was 1003mb (29.62 in). Chris is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches over the northern Leeward Islands, the US Virgin Islands, and eastern portions of Puerto Rico, with possible maximum amounts of 8 inches through Wednesday.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the islands of Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barthelemy, St. Martin, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, and the US and British Virgin Islands. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 12 to 24 hours.

0500 AM AST SAT AUG 05 2006 ...CHRIS FORECAST TO DISSIPATE OVER CUBA TODAY...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY...


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