The system that led to Chris moved off the western coast of Africa
August 15th. It became
Tropical Depression #6 on the 21st in the tropical Atlantic midway between Africa and the Lesser
Antilles when a low level cloud circulation was identified on satellite imagery. The low moved
around the periphery of the subtropical high, and remained a tropical depression for a week as it
moved across portions of the Lesser and Greater Antilles as well as the Bahamas. Heavy rains
fell across the islands of the northeast Caribbean as it passed by to the south. Below are the storm
total maps for Chris covering Puerto Rico using data provided by the National Climatic Data Center
in Asheville, NC.
Chris became a tropical storm for only 12 hours, from offshore
Melborne, Florida until
it moved inland near
Savannah, Georgia on the morning of the 28th, as it accelerated north-northeast through the Eastern
Seaboard and Nova Scotia by the 30th. Its track lies below, provided by the National Hurricane Center.
Below are the storm total rainfall maps for Chris. Data was provided from the National Climatic Data