I thought it would be worth updating everyone on Chris. While he is not yet dead, the circulation has become very weak and poorly defined. Should the circulation survive until it reaches the Gulf of Mexico, Chris could restrengthen, as is being indicated by a couple of the models including the GFDL and GEM. For now I am just going to keep an eye on the system and assume that we have heard the last from Chris. Below is the latest visible image which does indicate that closed circulation remains but is completely void of any convection.