"Movement was northeast at 2 miles per hour, with a central pressure of 993 millibars or 29.33" of mercury.
AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Hurricane Chris on July 11 at 2:17 a.m. EDT (0617 UTC) and analyzed the storm in infrared light.
Chris is expected to be a post-tropical storm by the time it arrives Thursday, slowly weakening as it moves toward the Avalon Peninsula.
Everything is just right for Chris to turn into a hurricane while the storm leading it will never get listed in the hurricane archive.
"Based on current forecasts we do not expect the storm to affect our offshore operations", a BP spokeswoman said. A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when its top sustained winds reach 74 miles per hour (120 kph).
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but forecasters said people in Atlantic Canada should monitor the hurricane.
It cautioned that swells generated by Chris "could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions" along the coast of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states.
Tropical storm Chris is expected to intensify to hurricane status Monday but it's still uncertain the degree of impact it will have on Nova Scotia.
"Given the current track, the highest wind gusts in Atlantic Canada would likely range from 64 to 97 km/h (40-60 mph), especially along the Atlantic-facing beaches of Newfoundland", AccuWeather Meteorologist Max Vido said.
She said that ex-hurricanes like Chris happen regularly.
Nicola Maxey, Senior Press Officer for the Met Office, explains that this sort of weather activity is typical for this time of year and that although the Storm is expected to turn into a hurricane by later today, by the time it reaches the United Kingdom it will be an ex-hurricane.