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Tropical Storm Chris swirls far from land

4:45 PM, Jun 19, 2012   |    comments
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MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Chris has formed off the coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean but is no threat to land.

The National Hurricane Center said Tuesday afternoon that the storm has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) and was moving east at 8 mph (13 kph).

The high-altitude storm is some 560 miles (900 kilometers) south-southwest of Cape Race. No coastal watches or warnings have been issued.

Forecasters say Chris is not expected to strengthen and will fizzle out quick by Wednesday night or Thursday.

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