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On 10 July 2018, Tropical Storm Chris intensified off the coast of the eastern United States and became the second hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season. At 17:35 Universal Time (1:35 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time), the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this image of the storm.

Hurricane Chris continued moving northeast over the Atlantic Ocean on 11 July as a category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters expect the storm to continue on a northeastern track and pass near Newfoundland by 12 July.

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Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

Hurricane Chris


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