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TROPICAL STORM LARRY

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Tropical Storm Larry Nears Mexico

A tropical wave that was moving west developed a low pressure system to the east of the Yucatan Peninsula on September 27. It continued west, and became extratropical storm late on September 30, and while drifting over the warm waters of the Bay of Campeche, it became Tropical Storm Larry on October 1. Larry moved slowly and erratically for the remainder of its lifetime, under weak steering flow. Larry was able to gain strength in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and reached a peak intensity on October 3 with winds of 65 mph and a pressure of 993 mbar.

Larry's erratic path eventually took the storm southward, making a landfall on October 5 near Paraiso, Mexico. At landfall, the sustained winds were at 55-60 mph. After landfall, the storm continued a slow track to the south and became a tropical depression early on October 6, and a remnant low just hours later. The remnant low made it into the East Pacific Basin, but was unable to strengthen and dissipated on October 8. Mexico reported five deaths due to Tropical Storm Larry, all caused by flooding from the rains.

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