Hurricane Larry Producing High Seas of 47+ Feet
Hurricane Larry is continuing to produce significant wave heights of 47 feet as it moves quickly towards eastern Newfoundland.
At 11 a.m. AST, the center of Hurricane Larry was located over the Atlantic Ocean about 595 miles (9550 km) southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland. The storm is moving quickly toward the north-northeast near 29 mph with faster north-northeast to northeast motion expected during the next day or two. On the forecast track, the center of Larry will pass well southeast of Nova Scotia today, and move over southeastern
Newfoundland Friday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 240 miles (390 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 971 mb (28.68 inches).
Little change in strength is expected before landfall in Newfoundland.
Significant wave heights today, defined by the average of the top third highest waves, could hit heights of up to 16 meters (52 feet), according to forecasts. Individual waves could be much higher.
Swells generated by Larry will continue to affect the Bahamas on Friday. Significant swells from Larry will continue affecting Bermuda, the east coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada through Saturday night. “These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions,” the NWS National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. AST update.
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