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Larry strengthens to a hurricane in the eastern Atlantic

Forecast calls for the system to strengthen to a Category 3 Hurricane by the weekend
The 4am Thursday advisory from the NHC on Hurricane Larry
The 4am Thursday advisory from the NHC on Hurricane Larry(KBTX)
Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 5:38 AM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - As Larry continues to strengthen in the far eastern Atlantic, National Hurricane Center forecasts have seen indication that Larry is strong enough to now be called a hurricane.

As of the 4am update from the National Hurricane Center:

LocationMaximum Wind SpeedMovementMinimum Central Pressure
545 miles WSW of Cabo Verde Islands75 mphwest at 20 mph987 mb

Larry will continue moving westward over warm open Atlantic waters, and likely strengthen to a major hurricane by or before next week.

At this time, there are no concerns for the US coastline with the newly formed system several thousands of miles away. The peak of hurricane season is September 10th, 8 days away.

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