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At 3 AM July 31, 2007 the third tropical depression of the year was upgraded to the named storm Chantal.  

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July 31, 2007 -- Chantal rapidly becoming extratropical
At 1100 PM EDT the center of Tropical Storm Chantal was located near latitude 43.6 north - longitude 58.5 west or about 260 miles east-southeast of Halifax Nova Scotia and about 340 miles southwest of Cape Race Newfoundland.  Chantal is moving toward the northeast near 32 mph, and this motion is expected to continue with some increase in forward speed during the next 24 hours.   Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts.  Chantal is expected to become a strong extratropical storm.     Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 200 miles  from the center.  Estimated minimum central pressure is (994 mb) 29.35 inches.
July 31, 2007 -- Chantal expected to lose tropical characteristics
At 500 pm edt the center of Tropical Storm Chantal was located near latitude 41.7 north -- longitude 61.2 west or about 235 miles south-southeast of Halifax Nova Scotia and about 530 miles  of Cape Race Newfoundland.  Chantal is moving toward the northeast near 26 mph and this motion is expected to continue with some increase in forward speed tonight and Wednesday.  Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph, with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast during the next 24 hours and Chantal could lose tropical characteristics tonight or on Wednesday.  Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 200 miles from the center.  The estimated minimum central pressure is (999 mb)29.50 inches.  For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your local weather office.
July 31, 2007 -- Chantal strengthens...but headed for cooler waters
At 1100 AM EDT the center of Tropical Storm Chantal was located near latitude 40.2 north...longitude 62.7 west or about 305 miles south of Halifax Nova Scotia and about 660 miles southwest of Cape Race Newfoundland.
Chantal is moving toward the north-northeast near 29 mph and this motion is expected to continue with some increase in forward speed today and tonight. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph, with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast during the next 24 hours and Chantal could lose tropical characteristics tonight or on Wednesday. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles  from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is (999 mb) 29.50 inches.

July 31, 2007 -- 815 AM EDT Tue Jul 31 2007 satellite images and quikscat data indicate that Tropical Depression Three has become a tropical storm with estimated maximum winds of 40 mph,  with higher gusts.  Chantal is located about 330 miles south of Halifax Nova Scotia and is moving rapidly toward the northeast near 23 mph. Chantal is not a threat to the United States. Tropical Depression Three, the third cyclone of the season, forms between Bermuda and Cape Cod...

July 30, 2007 -- At 1100 PM EDT the center of Tropical Depression Three was located near latitude 36.1 north -- longitude 66.0 west or about 270 miles north-northwest of Bermuda and about 445 miles south-southeast of Chatham Massachusetts. The depression is moving toward the north-northeast near 16 mph.  A turn to the northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected over the next 24 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph, with higher gusts.  The depression could become a tropical storm overnight before becoming extratropical by late tomorrow. Estimated minimum central pressure is (1007 mb)29.74 inches.


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History of Storms Named Chantal -- There have been two Tropical Storm Chantal  and two Hurricane Chantal.  In mid September 1983 category one Hurricane Chantal formed south of Bermuda and died at sea. In late July early August 1989 category one Hurricane Chantal formed in the central Gulf and made landfall north of Galveston.  In 1995 in mid July Tropical Storm Chantal formed north of Puerto Rico and passed over Bermuda.  In mid August 2001 Tropical Storm Chantal formed in the Antilles and made landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula.    1983-Tracking information  -- 1989- Tracking information -- 1995- Tracking information -- 2001- Tracking information  -- 2001 Tropical Cyclone Report - Tropical Storm Chantal 

Year 2007 Hurricane Names 
Andrea -- Barry -- Chantal -- Dean -- Erin -- Felix -- Gabrielle -- Humberto -- Ingrid -- Jerry -- Karen -- Lorenzo -- Melissa -- Noel -- Olga -- Pablo -- Rebekah -- Sebastien -- Tanya -- Van -- Wendy