Larry Becomes 1st Hurricane To Make Landfall in Newfoundland for 11 Years!

Written by on September 12, 2021 in North and South America with 0 Comments

After becoming a large and powerful Category 3 hurricane over the central Atlantic a week ago, Larry slammed ashore on Newfoundland’s SE coast early Saturday morning, September 11th.

While weakening over cooler waters of the Northwest Atlantic and in a more hostile atmospheric environment, Larry still held onto full tropical characteristics as he slammed ashore near South East Bight as a Cat 1 80 mph hurricane.

At Larry’s peak he packed sustained winds of 125 mph and a pressure of 955mb.

Here’s Larry’s track. A classic long track, Africa origin re-curving storm which circled the mid-Atlantic ridge.

Larry sure packed a punch producing a top wind gust of 113 mph at Cape St Mary’s while St John’s endured damaging gusts of up to 89 mph.

Larry was downgraded and began transitioning into extra-tropical as it crossed Newfoundland’s eastern side.

The last time a hurricane made landfall in Newfoundland was Igor in 2010.

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