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I've been monitoring the hurricane season at the National Weather Service for years National Hurricane Center[^] - even before Sandy (2012). Something that I don't recall seeing very much at all is the storms turning Northeast well before approaching the US's East Coast and/or extending into Canada and on to Europe. It's just drawn my attention as I'm so unaccustomed to those paths.
It was rare based upon my recollection - but you residents of UK/Western Europe - has your luck turned sour in the last few years or am I just noticing a run of unusual behavior.
I'm trying to play this from a neutral corner. Weather is, over short periods, always showing trends that are no more than coincidental. I'm not trying to get a 'cause' for this out of anyone (and decay into a soapbox state) - just curious if my observation is observed by those that are usually not hit by these things. Lorenzo's got a bead on Ireland and the UK. How often do they get a tropical storm so very far from the tropics?