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The First Possible Hurricane of 2006

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posted on Aug, 2 2006 @ 10:39 AM
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It seems another tropical storm in the Caribbean will be the start of the hurricane season this year. Tropical Strom Chris was recorded near St. John's, Antigua, picking high speeds as it takes route through the north western Caribbean. It is estimated by 8pm Saturday the storm will reach the Bahamas. Between Puerto Rico and the islands it is supposed to evolve into a hurricane.
 



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ST. JOHN'S, Antigua - Tropical Storm Chris gained strength as it brushed past islands in the eastern Caribbean early Wednesday, and forecasters warned that it could become the first hurricane of the 2006 Atlantic season by evening.


The storm had top sustained winds of 65 mph Wednesday morning as it skirted the northern Leeward Islands. It was expected to gather strength as it moved west-northwest toward the Virgin Islands, according to the U.S.
National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Long-range forecasts put the storm anywhere from south of Cuba to Florida by late in the weekend. If its sustained winds reach 74 mph, as forecasters expect to happen late Wednesday or early Thursday, Chris will become a hurricane.


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This tropical storm sustained high winds at 65 mph going through the islands so far, and now is expected to take a large leap in speed continued towards the Bahamas. When this storm's speed reaches 74 mph, Tropical Strom Chris will become a hurricane. The storm warning is posted for all east lying Caribbean islands and for the U.S. This tropical storm is looking like the first hurricane of 2006.

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[edit on 2-8-2006 by ragster]

[edit on 8-8-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]




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