Speaking of the Heat, Let's Look at the Tropics!
By Erica Grow on June 20, 2012, 2:00pm
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The tropical season got off to an early, and busy, start. By the official start of the season on June 1st, we already had 2 named storms in the Atlantic, Alberto and Beryl!
Since then, the month of June has been quiet, but that is suddenly changing. Tropical Storm Chris formed in the northern Atlantic yesterday, and the latest advisory shows the storm with winds sustained at around 50mph.
While the storm is heading away from the United States and is not expected to affect any landmass, it's still worth a look! Here are the details from the latest advisory, by the way:
AT 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CHRIS WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 38.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 51.3 WEST. CHRIS IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST NEAR 22 MPH...35 KM/H. A TURN TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT...FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AND NORTH WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED THURSDAY. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME SLIGHT INCREASE IN STRENGTH IS POSSIBLE TODAY...WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH EXPECTED TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. CHRIS IS FORECAST TO BECOME A POST- TROPICAL CYCLONE ON THURSDAY.