Hurricane Larry hits Category 3 in Atlantic, can cause violent waves and rip currents along east coast: report
Hurricane Larry, far in the Atlantic Ocean, moved to Category 3 Friday night as the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season continued.
Larry is not expected to pose a threat to the United States in the days to come, with the exception of the possibility of causing “potentially fatal surf and reverse current conditions” along the east coast of the United States. next week, said meteorologist and spokesperson Dennis Feltgen. with the National Hurricane Center in Miami, according to the New York Times.
LARRY PLANS REINFORCEMENT FOR MAJOR HURRICANE
In other words, Larry’s projected impact on the United States is expected to be far less than that of Hurricane Ida, which hit the U.S. Gulf Coast last weekend and then continued to cause deaths. and destruction as his remains traveled to the northeast and New England during the week.
The hurricane is expected to remain strong over the next few days, either staying in Category 3 or gaining strength, Feltgen added.
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In an advisory issued Friday evening, the hurricane center said Larry was about 1,230 miles east of the Leeward Islands in the Atlantic, with maximum sustained winds of about 115 miles to the ‘time.
It was moving west-northwest at about 16 miles per hour.