Buck wrote:GSBHurricane wrote:Buck wrote:It's harder to predict Eastern Pacific retirements because it is almost exclusively Mexico's decision and they have retired some that had a lesser impact than many storms that a lot of people expected to be retired and weren't (in both basins). But Willa could very well be retired.
Not sure about Lane... it was a big story, but don't know if the impact warrants it or not. Wouldn't be surprised either way.
Of course Florence and Michael will be retired. I would personally like to see Leslie retired because it is a fascinating storm and a landmark event for mainland Europe, and should be remembered as such. These storms CAN affect Europe albeit very rarely the way Leslie did.
I think the only European nations on the committee are the UK, France, and the Netherlands. If that’s the case then I don’t think Leslie can even be asked for retirement since it didn’t affect those countries significantly.
It definitely affected France... it contributed to floods that killed 12 in a village.
Was Leslie even tropical when it affected France?