Spike, hahaha & Ed;
Ivan had NO effect, per se, on the Bahamas; Ivan did, however, pummel Grenada, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac & Cuba, before ultimately unleashing on the FL/AL coasts...
However, Jeanne and the unnamed storm in May were KILLERS of serious magnitude, especially on Hispaniola in general, and Haiti in particular...I would hazard a guess that 5,000 or more were killed directly or indirectly as a result of Jeanne & UNS (UnNamedStorm) in Hispaniola and the Islands.
Regardless of the numbers, it's a horrible set of occurrences and should not be made light of.
NHC was spot on this year, for the most part, but I believe, and will contend, that they dropped the ball on the unnamed storm in May & NOT classifying Matthew when it was obvious he was a TD for almost 36 hours. Afterall, how many storms go straight to named status without first being classified as TD's??? Especially in the GOM!!!
I'm guessing what should be STD/STS Otto won't gain recognition either.
2005 Forecast: 14/7/4
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