Hurricane Larry tracker LIVE – Storm downgrades to a post-tropical cyclone after lashing Newfoundland, Canada

HURRICANE Larry has been downgraded from its hurricane status as the storm, now a post-tropical cyclone, continues to move north.

Though the storm may still bring snow, it's not likely to be the blizzard originally expected.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Larry is forecasted to move near or over southeastern Newfoundland Friday night or early Saturday morning.

Larry moved away from Bermuda on Thursday night after it downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane with maximum winds of 90 mph.

Predicted to remain out to sea in the Atlantic Ocean, Larry was expected to cause "significant swells" along the East Coast from midweek until the weekend.

"These swells will likely cause life-threatening surf and rip-conditions so beach-goers are urged to follow the guidance of lifeguards and local officials," said National Weather Service meteorologist Lara Pagano.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Olaf made landfall very close to San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Thursday night with sustained winds around 100 mph, NHC Eastern Pacific reported.

Read our Hurricane Larry and Tropical Storm Mindy live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHAT WAS THE STRONGEST HURRICANE IN HISTORY?

    Hurricane Patricia is the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the western hemisphere.

    It hit the Pacific coast of Mexico with winds of 202mph.

    However, Hurricane Allen holds the record for the highest wind speed in the Gulf of Mexico with 190mph.

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    LARRY WAS FIRST STORM TO MAKE LANDFALL IN NEWFOUNDLAND IN 11 YEARS

    "Hurricane #Larry has made landfall in Newfoundland – the first #hurricane to make landfall in Newfoundland since Igor (2010)," a Colorado meteorologist shared on Twitter.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHEN DID HURRICANE LARRY HIT NEWFOUNDLAND?

    The storm hit Newfoundland, Canada late on Saturday night.

    "#Hurricane #Larry made landfall in Newfoundland at 1145 PM AST (0345 UTC) near South East Bight," the National Hurricane Center wrote on Twitter.

    "The maximum sustained winds were 80 mph (130 km/h) and the estimated minimum pressure was 960 mb (28.35")."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHAT HAVE BEEN THE DEADLIEST HURRICANES IN HISTORY?

    Some of the deadliest hurricanes in history included The Great Hurricane and The St Lucia Hurricane.

    • The Great Hurricane – 1780, also known as Huracán San Calixto saw between 22,000 and 27,501 deaths. No data is available on the strength of the hurricane as the official Atlantic hurricane database doesn't go back as far as 1780, but experts estimate the hurricane was likely a category 5.
    • Pointe-à-Pitre Bay – hitting in 1776, this hurricane saw over 6,000 deaths.
    • The St Lucia Hurricane – in 1780, this hurricane attacked Puerto Rico and St Lucia and saw around 5,000 deaths.
    • Newfoundland – devastating the North Carolina town of Newfoundland in 1775, this deadly hurricane caused mass destruction and resulted in over 4,000 deaths.
    • Central Atlantic Hurricane – in September 1782 this hurricane destroyed Admiral Thomas Graves's fleet during the American Revolutionary War and took the lives of over 3,000 people.
    • Martinique and Dominica –  This hurricane crashed across the islands of Martinique and Dominica in 1817, also killing 3,000 people.
    • Hurricane Katrina – The costliest natural disaster ever to hit America, Katrina claimed at least 1,833 lives and left 80 percent of New Orleans flooded with 70 percent of homes in the city damaged.
    • Hurricane Dorian – The most recent deadly hurricane claimed at least 50 lives after it hit the Bahamas. Many people are still reported as missing even a month since the disaster.

    HURRICANE OLAF SWINGING AWAY FROM MEXICO

    Hurricane Olaf's path has it swinging away from Mexico and out into the ocean on Saturday as a tropical depression, according to Accuweather's predictions.

    The site showed Olaf weakening as it headed out into the water.

    STRONGEST STORM SINCE LESLIE

    Hurricane Larry was set to be the strongest tropical origin system to make landfall in Newfoundland since Hurricane Leslie in 2012.

    CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTER ISSUED WARNINGS AHEAD OF LARRY

    The Canadian Hurricane Centre issued hurricane and tropical storm warnings for southeastern Newfoundland ahead of Hurricane Larry, Accuweather reported Friday.

    It was expected to hit Newfoundland with "hurricane-force winds, heavy rain, and pounding seas" early on in the weekend.

    HURRICANE LARRY A 'GLANCING BLOW' ON BERMUDA

    Hurricane Larry passed east of Bermuda as a hurricane on Thursday, according to Accuweather.

    It delivered "only a glancing blow," the outlet noted.

    HURRICANE LARRY'S TOP WINDS

    Larry’s top winds reached a peak of 125 miles per hour on Sunday, according to The Sun-Sentinel.

    That's just 5 mph shy of the minimum threshold for a Category 4 hurricane, the outlet noted.

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      NHC ADVISORY ON NEWFOUNDLAND

      Newfoundland residents should expect hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall tonight.

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      VIEWS FROM NEW JERSEY

      On the east coast, Larry is producing high waves and rip currents.

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      HURRICANE OLAF LEAVES DAMAGE

      After touching down in Mexico, Hurricane Olaf has caused some damage there.

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      WHAT WAS HURRICANE LARRY'S PROJECTED PATH?

      Hurricane Larry made its way around the Atlantic over several days.

      It came just a few days after Hurricane Ida ripped through much of the US.

      Credit: National Hurricane Center
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      HURRICANE LARRY WAS ONE OF THE LONGEST-LIVED HURRICANES IN RECENT MEMORY

      Hurricane Larry was a Category 3 major hurricane for four days, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

      That made it the longest-lived major Atlantic hurricane since Dorian in 2019.

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      FOUR FEET OF SNOW

      Greenland may get four feet of snow as a direct result of Hurricane Larry.

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      LARRY EXPECTED 'TO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT SWELLS'

      Hurricane Larry is expected to cause "significant swells" along the U.S. East Coast from midweek until the weekend, said National Weather Service meteorologist Lara Pagano.

      "These swells will likely cause life-threatening surf and rip-conditions so beach-goers are urged to follow the guidance of lifeguards and local officials," Pagano said.

    • Jocelyn Cook

      WHEN IS HURRICANE SEASON?

      Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.

      September 10 is the "statistical peak" of hurricane season.

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      'DANGEROUS SEAS' FROM HURRICANE LARRY

      AccuWeather meteorologists warned that "Due to Larry's persistence as a hurricane and a large storm in general, winds will continue to generate large swells that propagate outward from the center by more than 800 miles."

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      WHAT ARE RIP CURRENTS?

      Rip currents are powerful currents of water moving away from shore, the National Hurricane Center explained.

      “They can sweep even the strongest swimmer away from shore. If at all possible, swim near a lifeguard,” the center warned.

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      HURRICANE OLAF NOW A TROPICAL STORM

      "Hurricane Olaf slipped back to tropical storm force on Friday after slamming into the Los Cabos resorts at the tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula," Bloomberg shared alongside a video on Twitter of the powerful winds from the storm.

    • Jocelyn Cook

      MORE STORMS POSSIBLY DEVELOPING OUT AT SEA

      An image from the National Hurricane Center showed two more storms developing at sea on Friday.

      "On the historical peak of hurricane season today, we have #Larry in the North Atlantic. Also two areas to watch that have a high chance of development: one near Cape Verde and one in the Western Gulf of Mexico," a Twitter user and self-proclaimed "storm chaser" wrote.

    • Jocelyn Cook

      INCREDIBLE IMAGES OF HURRICANE LARRY FROM SPACE

      NASA astronaut Megan McArthur shared images of Hurricane Larry from the International Space Station this week.

      "Hurricane Larry update from this morning. From our viewpoint on
      @Space_Station, it looks much larger than Ida," she wrote on September 7.

      Previously, she wrote on September 5, "Here is Hurricane Larry from
      @Space_Station yesterday. Hoping this one doesn’t make landfall."

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      CURRENTS FROM LARRY COULD BE 'LIFE-THREATENING'

      The National Weather Service reported on Twitter that when it comes to Hurricane Larry, "Large swells generated by the storm will continue to cause life-threatening surf and rip currents."

      The storm is east of the US East Coast.

      "Beach-goers in these areas are urged to follow the guidance of lifeguards and local officials," the NWS noted.

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      70 MILE WINDS EXPECTED IN GREENLAND

      In Greenland, Hurricane Larry is expected to have winds of around 60 to 70 miles per hour.

      It may have gusts as high as 85 mph.

      "Larry should become an extratropical cyclone on Saturday, and is now forecast to be absorbed by a larger extratropical low near Greenland by the end of the weekend," the National Hurricane Center reported.

    • Jocelyn Cook

      WHEN IS THE PEAK OF HURRICANE SEASON?

      The "statistical peak" of hurricane season is today, September 10.

      This year has already had 13 named storms, which is ahead of the usual pace of the season according to CNN.

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