Tropical Storm Chris Forms
10:47 AM EDT - 18 August 2000
The system east of Chris has finally gotten its act together and probably will be TD#7 tonight or early tomorrow. The NE Caribbean will want to watch this one very very closely.
East of the lesser Antilles Islands we now have Chris.
No watches or warnings yet, but there may be later. It's important to note that the official forecast track takes it safely north of the Caribbean islands.
The feeling is that it will skirt the islands to the north, and keep on its west northwest motion. We will have to watch this one into next week for sure. The earlier article talks more about it. My current feeling is that it will turn north, but my thoughts don't always agree with that. This case I see enough counter-evidence to suggest that it may wind up near the Florida coast somewhere next week. However, since a real solid position and movement hasn't been found yet (Recon hasn't been there yet) its all speculation. Therefore it should remain under close watch by everyone until it makes its move.
Keep watch until it is NORTH of your latitude. We will have plenty of time to do that here in the US.
Alberto is back to Hurricane strength, again.
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Satellite images at: [N.A. visible] (visible -- Daytime Only) [N.A. infrared] (infrared), and [N.A. water vapor] (water vapor)--Nasa source.Some Forecast models: (NGM, AVN, MRF, ECMWF, ETA)