Chris Becomes the First Hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season
Chris is the first hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane Chris was last located 625 southeast of Cape Race Newfoundland and has a present movement northeast at 20 MPH. Chris has maximum sustained winds near 75 MPH and is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. Hurricane Chris is expected to take a northern turn later today followed by a turn toward the northwest and west with a decrease in forward speed on Friday. Weakening over the next 48 hours is expected and Chris is expected to become a Post-Tropical Cyclone on Friday. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles and Tropical force winds extend outward up to 105 miles. The last estimated minimum central pressure was 987 millibars or 29.15 inches. Hurricane Chris is not a threat to land is not expected to be during the duration of the storm.
The VoIP Hurricane / Skywarn Net management will continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Chris and will update as needed. No activation of the net is expected at this time. Updates and Public Advisories on Hurricane Chris can be found on our website at www.voipwx.net or on the National Hurricane Center’s website at www.nhc.noaa.gov. Thanks for your continued support of the VoIP Hurricane / Skywarn Net.
Dustin Cox, N0DRC
Asst. Director of Net Operations
VoIP Hurricane /Skywarn Net