Hurricane Larry is heading for Newfoundland, and its track looks a lot like hurricane Igor’s track back in 2010:
Both storms are category 1, and both have September landfalls, with the potential to uproot a lot of trees and take out power lines. There are some big differences too though:
Hurricane Larry’s forecast calls for landfall tomorrow night (Friday, September 10th) with the storm moving by fast, bringing 130 km/h wind gusts and about 50mm of rain.
Igor was much windier and far wetter, bringing 172 km/h wind gusts to Cape Pine and more than 250mm of rain to Bonavista, while St. John’s had 135 km/h wind gusts and 132mm of rain. Those torrential rains washed out many trails, small roads, and even a section of highway on the Burin Peninsula.
I hope Larry turns out better, stay safe Newfoundland!
Update – September 12, 2021
Now that Larry has come and gone and the stats are in, I just wanted to add this little map from the CBC, which shows the maximum wind gusts measured along the path of the storm:
Quite a storm, with winds higher than initially predicted. Rain was not a big deal thankfully, so most damage was related to the high winds, a big storm surge, and powerful waves along the coast.