It’s been mentioned a few times by several people that the storms are behaving oddly. I tend to agree – Javier ring a bell? But what about the paths or tracks, the storms are taking? Is it abnormal for them to make sharp right hooks towards land? Or to take an eastern direction?
Let us look into the past but not very far … been under the weather (pun not intended but I’ll go with it) so let’s just go as far as 1990. I think the images are self explaining as they have the date the storm began and ended along with the year.
I think, the part most are interested in is how many close calls or direct hits with land occurred with these storms with a right hook. I will not include every system that kinda sorta looks like it has a right hook but the just the ones the stood out to me.
Tina … huh. Weird.
Not a right hook but still veered North East
I am including this next one for amusement only. Though it does have a very notable path considering how far it traveled though the purpose of today’s entry is/was intended to look at storms close to “home”
Also including this one because it’s like it did a brief free fall south and died
Took a North East turn
Another for amusement …
Olaf seemed to be veeeeery confused.
As did this next system …
I still hear stories from this next storm the never made land fall but turned BCS upside down from the heavy rains and is a good reminder that storms do what they want.
In 2003, these next two systems changed their minds
Now what makes the system below notable, is that is formed out at sea after a sharp right (east) it continued eastwardly with a little southern flair thrown in.
Another confused system …
Now you know after Jova that Irwin made people nervous!
The only reason I am including Blanca … is because it reminded me that we had just had that hurricane “fabric” installed on our windows and as far off shore as she was, my husband spent the entire storm outside trying to keep our that brand new hurricane fabric from blowing off of our house = FAIL – why we switched to accordion shutters. That storm ruined a trip to California w/ a dear friend and I was supposed to see family. Stupid Blanca, stupid fabric.
aaaaand, I am including Patricia because that storm demanded our attention and it did veer east …
Now onto THIS year, the current season.
I included Javier because what was that? It’s like he was taunting us or doing the hokey pokey or something and by nightfall, we braced for impact doing a countdown and POOF – nothing happened. Thankfully. At least not in Cabo San Lucas. Well not “nothing” but not what we all braced for and again, thankfully.
So … there are other areas of interest south of us that so far aren’t looking to amount to anything, and I don’t know about you but I am officially on sensory overload.
What say you? Are we experiencing unusual weather patterns with regards to storm paths, or are we just more aware now than we were before?
Have a great Thursday everyone! ~Jenn
P.S. I’d like to thank the several people that have commented on the internet and also in private chats about the whole storms turning towards the east is weird topic because I kinda had nothing to write about which is always a good thing.