Re(3): Felix Now A Major Hurricane IP: 22.214.171.124 Posted on September 3, 2007 at 01:23:02 AM by poster
And though not being Cape Verde storms Wilma, and (going back a little further) Mitch are two other hurricanes that became very powerful in that area of the Western Caribbean and impacted Central America within the last decade or so.
Not to forget Gilbert in 1988, which tracked very close to Dean as well. I wonder what proportion of Atlantic Category 5 storms have achieved that status in that particular part of the Western Caribbean? Just from what we've said now, it's probably the majority.
Thinking back to reverse Lenny, Stan, Wilma and Mitch, it has been my observation that the storms generally start *forming* in the Western Caribbean later in the season as the Cape Verde channel starts getting less active. Favorable conditions there could be an ominous sign for the strength of late season storms.
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