Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 12:11 – Maritime and Newfoundland counties could be hit by lightning (and rain) from Hurricane Larry.
Since last Wednesday, the 12th tropical storm of the year has formed in the easternmost Atlantic Ocean and is named after Larry. At birth, the Tropical Turbulence was a sailing speed of about 75 km/h and was about 280 km off the island of Cape Verde, located off the coast of Senegal.
A third major hurricane looms
As the United States treats the wounds caused by Hurricane Ida, which recently hit what was left of New York City, another major hurricane could affect them. Hurricane Larry, which is currently classified as a Category 1, is expected to hit North America by the middle of next week.
Recent data predicts that the system should rise to Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale. This should also remain east of Bermuda. However, it will pass close to the archipelago to shed large amounts of rain.
Newfoundland in the crossfire?
If Larry’s path remains uncertain, the most likely scenario appears to be that the system will move up the east coast of the North American continent and then head toward the Atlantic Ocean. However, there is still little risk of the hurricane approaching Newfoundland during the second weekend in September.
Some models show that Larry Road can bring it close enough for strong winds and torrential rain to hit the county, particularly the Avalon Peninsula.
Another record with the arrival of Larry
The 2021 season tied with the 2011 record for seven named tropical disturbances in the Atlantic between August 10 and September 1. Only five other seasons in the Atlantic have experienced twelve or more disturbances as of September 1, i.e. 1995, 2005, 2011, 2012 as well as 2020.
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