Hurricane Larry stays in a strong steady-state

Showing no signs of weakening


Hurricane Larry has not changed much in intensity and the track remains consistant on a path a few hundred miles east of Bermuda by Thursday while staying over the open Atlantic. As of 11 a.m. the storm has max winds of 120 mph and moving northwest at 10 mph.

At 11:00 a.m. Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph (205 km/h) with higher gusts. Larry is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Little change in strength is forecast during the next few days, although fluctuations in intensity will be possible.

However, Larry is expected to remain a major hurricane through the middle of this week. Larry is a large hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles ( from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 956 mb.”

Hazards: “ Swells generated by Larry are reaching the Lesser Antilles and are expected to spread westward to portions of the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and Bermuda on Monday and Tuesday. Significant swells should reach the east coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada by midweek. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.”

No hazards to land, but our beaches will get some waves!

About the Authors:

Richard Nunn is the Weather Authority Chief Meteorologist