Atlantic Storm Chris Accelerates Away From Land, Center Says
Chris, which formed yesterday as the third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, was traveling east-southeast at about 13 miles per hour, the Miami-based center said in a web advisory at 11 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time yesterday. The storm packed maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, below the minimum 74 mph that would categorize it as a hurricane on the Saffir- Simpson scale.
“Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours,” the center said. “There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.”
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