I'm watching with interest the route of hurricane Ophelia. Isn't it's path (west then to northeast) quite uncommon? Not that I've been following hurricane tracks all that long but I've never noticed any previous storms following this course. Comment please.
Definitely unusual. Looking at a chart that normally shows history of similar hurricanes and all it shows is Ophelia. I've only followed hurricanes for 5 years but don't recall others that did it. Doesn't mean there weren't others as I would have looked and said, "it's not going to hit us" and lost interest.