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A Tropical Depression I reported on days ago (Here) has become Tropical Storm "Chris" with sustained winds of 45 MPH off the coast of South Carolina.   

Computer Models show the storm becoming a Hurricane and moving northward toward New Jersey and New York City early this coming week. 

How close to shore the storm travels will make all the difference in the world as to its effects upon the New York City metropolitan area.   Persons in the area MUST keep close watch.

Chris was stationary about 150 miles south of Cape Hatteras, N.C. with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, according to the NHC 5 a.m. EDT advisory.

The NHC forecasts the storm to meander off the coast for the next several days and accelerate northeast on Tuesday. They expect Chris to become a hurricane by mid-week.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.

No coastal watches or warnings are effect at this time, but persons in the New Jersey and New York City areas should remain vigilant for the next few days.  If the storm turns more north than northeast, the NYC metro area COULD get walloped.

We just have to wait and see.


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