TheStormExpert wrote:aspen wrote:TheStormExpert wrote:Well Harvey in a sense was homegrown and look what it amounted to, you can’t just assume there won’t be any major hurricane threats just because storms form closer to the U.S. In fact all four U.S. Cat.5 landfalling hurricanes were only Tropical Storms just three days prior to their catastrophic landfall.
Don’t forget that Michael was a CAG system that formed in the far western Caribbean. I guess you can count that as a home-grown system, and most importantly, this region could have significantly activity this season.
Yes! I was going to mention Michael since it occurred in recent years but I figured just stating that all Cat.5 U.S. impacts rapidly intensified close to landfall would make my point.
Heck! Even Katrina, and Rita first developed close-in within The Bahamas region.
And Andrew developed close in and strengthened from a tropical storm to a nearly Category 5 hurricane in about 36 hours.