Hurricane Larry Brings Wind and Rain to Newfoundland

Hurricane Larry brought wind and rain to Newfoundland on Friday night. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Friday the center of Hurricane Larry was located at latitude 46.8°N and longitude 54.9°W which put it about 85 miles (135 km) west of Cape Race, Newfoundland. Larry was moving toward the north-northeast at 47 m.p.h. (76 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 80 m.p.h. (130 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 95 m.p.h. (150 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 958 mb.

A Hurricane Warning was in effect for the portion of the coast from Arnold’s Cove to Jones Harbour, Newfoundland. The Hurricane Warning included St. John’s. Tropical Storm Warnings were in effect for the portions of the coast from Francios to Arnold’s Cove and from Jones Harbour to Fogo Island, Newfoundland.

Hurricane Larry brought strong winds and heavy rain to southeastern Newfoundland on Friday night. Larry was a large hurricane. Winds to hurricane force extended out 100 miles (160 km) on the eastern side of Larry. Winds to tropical storm force extended out 250 miles (400 km) from the center of Hurricane Larry. Rain was falling from Marystown to Bonavista. St. John’s International Airport was reporting heavy rain with a sustained wind speed of 42 m.p.h. (68 km/h) and wind gusts to 58 m.p.h. (94 km/h).

Hurricane Larry will move quickly across southeastern Newfoundland. Larry will make a transition to an extratropical cyclone over the Labrador Sea. The extratropical cyclone could bring heavy precipitation to parts of Greenland on Sunday.

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