- Hurricane Matthew was one of the most
complex and difficult hurricanes I've had to forecast and chase.
The computer models all seemed to disagree with each other, and
the angle of approach that the storm was taking, meant that it
was going to scrape the entire southeastern United States, which
makes picking one spot to be at extremely difficult.
- Before even reaching the U.S. Matthew
briefly reached category 5 status near South America, it then
made a sharp turn to the north and delivered a devastating hit
to Haiti, which is an extremely poor nation that is still recovering
from their devastating earthquake in 2010. To make things worse,
the nation is very mountainous and has suffered from tremendous
deforestation, which leads to deadly landslides. As of writing
this, the death toll is over 1000 as is expected to rise.
- After Haiti, the storm ripped through
eastern Cuba and the Bahamas as a category 4 storm.