Hurricane Larry was officially named in 2021 on September 2 as it transitioned from a tropical storm deep in the Atlantic Ocean near the Cape Verde Islands and just off the African Coast. This page begins the process of documenting all updates information and weather associated with this tropical system as it makes it’s way through the Atlantic and potentially impacting the Caribbean, East Coast of the United States, Northeast, or safely staying away from any landfall.
We encourage readers to make any decisions on planning, preparations, and evacuations via the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the National Weather Service, or your local county emergency management officials. However, we do hope readers will help report current conditions in your local area using the no registration form at the bottom of this page if Hurricane Larry begins to impact any land areas in the Caribbean Islands, Atlantic States, or Northeast.
Major Category Hurricane Status Potentially Threatening The East Coast And Northeast
Ongoing Live Alerts And Information
Hurricane Larry 2021 was officially named on September 2 as a Category 1 storm with a projected path well north of the Leeward Islands and Windward Islands. However, it’s important to refresh this page frequently as these systems often change their track and path. As it stands now, this tropical system is expected to reach major category status.
Obtained major category status of category 3 with 115 mile per hour winds on September 3 at 11 p.m.
Absent the Bermuda high pressure system which is normally in place in the northern Atlantic and keeps storms moving west, Larry will follow the prevailing trade winds northwest towards Bermuda and then swing northeast out to sea.
Very little change in this system on September 2 as this storm continues to move due west at 18 to 20 mph and the winds have increased to 85 mph from 75 mph. The NWS is warning of rip currents for the Lesser Antilles on Sunday. Faster intensification is forecast for Saturday.
Storm Reminders and Preparations
With this storm, we need people in the Caribbean and Atlantic states to not focus on the center of circulation, right upper quadrant, or track and path of the eye. If this system begins to impact any land areas, dangerous weather conditions by way of high winds, fast rising storm surge, flash flooding, downed trees and utility poles, and electrical outages do happen many dozens of miles away from the official track and landfall.
The best time to prepare for any hurricane or tropical system is by May 1st of every year.
The greatest threat to humans and animals in a tropical system is fast rising and moving water from a storm surge or flash flooding near large bodies of water. Residents close to coastal bodies of water and inland areas need to be especially vigilant with their planning and preparations.
Waterspouts and tornadoes are somewhat frequent in landfalling hurricanes, and they often happen many miles away from the center of circulation. As we just learned from Hurricane Ida and the people who were hurt in that storm, most were from inland areas hundreds of miles from the coast.
Always treat downed electrical lines as they they have electricity running through them even in the face of evidence they don’t.
Venturing outside after a hurricane passes is just as dangerous as going outside your home or shelter during one. Falling trees are a hazard after a storm passes due to saturated ground weakening the earth around trees allowing them to fall many days after impact.
Dangerous rip currents are especially hazardous up to a week before and a week after at beaches along coastal regions. If you see red flags posted on a beach, do not swim under any circumstances.
While Larry is forming along a latitude which is typical for a strike in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Atlantic, the Northeast, or curving out to sea, the projected path early in this system historically suggests that this system has a greater chance of curving out to sea or striking the Northeast compared to a strike along the southern portion of the United States. However, this system is still very far out and anything can happen.
Using the form below, please report current weather conditions at the local level related to Hurricane Larry storm surge, flash flooding, wind damage and impacts, electricity loss and power disruptions, beach erosion, rip currents, and tornadoes and waterspouts.