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Parts Of Greenland Get Snow From Hurricane Larry


After striking Canada with a Category 1 hurricane, and causing extensive power outages in Newfoundland’s provinces, Larry headed north towards Greenland.

The storm did not stay out to sea, but brought a hurricane-season oddity to some areas of Greenland: snow from the remnants of tropical storms.

Greenland, the Danish Meteorological Institute offers forecasts

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The Danish Meteorological Institute provides forecasts for Greenland and said that the storm would remain southeast of the Danish territory’s southern tip on Sunday, as it continues on its path through the Denmark Strait.

Hurricane larry Lars Demant-Poort is an assistant professor of natural geography at the University of Greenland. He said that there was snow in the southern regions of Greenland where the majority of residents live. However, it wasn’t as much as they expected. Danish forecasters reported that there were reports of wind gusts of up to 90 mph in the areas.

The National Hurricane Center stated that Larry was downgraded from a tropical cyclone to a post-tropical storm as it headed towards Greenland on Saturday.

According to the weather station in Nuuk (the capital of Greenland), Larry raced at high latitude and then became a winter storm. He moved near the island on Sunday.

According to forecasters, the storm could produce up to four feet snow on parts of the subarctic Island. This event was rare and symbolic of an intense year marked by extreme weather. However, most of the snow could be found in the island’s northern half, Mr. DemantPoort stated.

The Danish Meteorological Institute was unable to reach them on Sunday regarding snowfall totals.

Hurricane larry Forecasters noticed the storm’s transformation via Twitter and daily forecasts. They described it as a snow-cane.

According to the Newfoundland Power website, Newfoundland saw images of fallen trees and thousands lost power in St. John’s, as a result of severe weather conditions.

The Canadian Broadcasting Association reported that several roads and parks were closed in St. John’s to clear debris. Saturday’s delays at the airport caused by the debris.

The National Hurricane Center reported that Larry made landfall on Friday at 11:45 pm near South East Bight, Burin Peninsula.

According to the Canadian Hurricane Center, 23 hurricanes or storms that are post-tropical of hurricane strength have made landfall on Canada in the last 70 years.

Larry, which formed Sept. 1, became a Category 3 storm two day later. It became a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 80 km/h. Larry was able to pass Bermuda on Thursday, but posed no threat to land.

The National Weather Service stated that although the hurricane was not far east of the United States on Friday afternoon, it could cause dangerous surf currents and waves along the East Coast due to the large swells generated from the storm.

It’s been an unusual few weeks for meteorologists, who have watched several storms form in rapid succession. These storms brought stormy weather, flooding, and dangerous winds to areas of the U.S.A. and the Caribbean.

On Wednesday night, Tropical Storm Mindy struck the Florida Panhandle just hours after it formed within the Gulf of Mexico. Although it was downgraded from a tropical depression to a tropical storm on Thursday, heavy rains were reported in parts of the Southeastern United States as the storm moved into the Atlantic Ocean.

On Aug. 29, Ida, a Category 4 hurricane that battered Louisiana, brought devastating flooding to New York. Julian and Kate were also tropical storms that failed to materialize within one day.

Mid-August saw Tropical Storm Fred make landfall in Florida Panhandle. Hurricane Grace struck Haiti and Mexico. On Aug. 22, Tropical Storm Henri knocked down power and brought record-breaking rainfall to the Northeastern United States.

Although it might seem like the Atlantic is spinning them up fast, the formation of these storms coincides with hurricane season’s peak.

It is becoming increasingly clear that hurricanes and climate change have many commonalities. A warmer planet will see stronger hurricanes and more severe storms. However, the number of storms could decrease due to factors such as stronger wind shear that could prevent weaker storms forming.

The warmer atmosphere is making hurricanes more wetter. Scientists have concluded that storms such as Hurricane Harvey in 2017 have produced more rain than they would have without human-caused climate change. Storm surge, the most destructive component of tropical cyclones, is also being exacerbated by rising sea levels.

Ana was the first named storm to form in the Atlantic on May 23rd. This makes it the seventh consecutive year that Ana has been a named storm before the official start in June 1st.

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted that there would 13 to 20 named hurricanes this year. Six to 10 of these storms would be hurricanes. There would also be three to five major hurricanes in the Atlantic.

NOAA’s forecast was updated in August. It now predicts 15 to 21 named storms including seven to ten hurricanes by the end the season on November 30.

Last year, there was a total of 30 named storms. Six major hurricanes were recorded. This forced meteorologists to abandon the alphabet and use Greek letters.

It was the most-named storm, surpassing the 28 recorded in 2005 and the second-highest number, after hurricanes.

Reporting was provided by Louis Lucero II and Eduardo Medina. Christopher Mele, Christopher Mele. Azi Paybarah. Chris Stanford. Isabella Grullon Paz. Derrick Bryson Taylor. Alyssa Lukpat.

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