Tropical Storm Beryl's remnants head toward Bahamas; forecasters may send reconnaissance plane

Erika Holt
July 12, 2018

A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when its top sustained winds reach 74 miles per hour (120 kph).

The tropics stay active out over the Open Atlantic with Chris a category 2 hurricane and Beryl's remnants trying to reorganize near the Bahamas but both system will stay east of the United States.

It is predicted to get stronger through Wednesday morning but could weaken by Wednesday evening and eventually become a post-tropical cyclone by Thursday evening.

Tropical Storm Chris, which has been lingering off the North Carolina coast for several days, has finally begun to move northward, as well as develop the qualities of a hurricane.

The storm is bringing rough surf and rip currents to the East Coast.

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect.

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ExxonMobil removed some of its workers from offshore oil platforms Wednesday as hurricane Chris advanced toward Atlantic Canada.

There is still "uncertainty" about the possible track it will take and it would be an ex-hurricane by the weekend when it may hit the UK.

Hurricane Maria dealt a vicious blow when it hit Puerto Rico on September 20 with winds close to 150 miles per hour (240 kph), knocking out the island's already teetering electric grid and water supply. Its center will be near southeastern Newfoundland Thursday night.

Yesterday, 141 rescues were performed in Ocean City, Maryland, due to rough surf and unsafe rip currents. If anything, conditions will worsen in the coming days as rip currents become a significant concern.

"We continue to monitor, but based on current forecasts we do not expect the storm to affect our offshore operations", ExxonMobil spokesman Merle MacIsaac said in an email, referring to the Sable project.

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