Here’s why Karen has a weird path; check out other crazy-moving storms

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Tropical Storm Karen could do crazy things over its lifetime.

After moving north of Puerto Rico, Karen will encounter a convoluted steering environment. High and low pressure east of the storm will tug Karen north and east initially.

Later in its life, a building ridge of high pressure over the U.S. will become the dominant influence and pull Karen toward the U.S. Thankfully, Karen is expected to stay weak or completely fall apart.

In a weak or complex steering environment, tropical systems can take indirect routes. Here’s a look at some notable storms with not-so-normal paths. 

2004 brought two weird storms. Jeanne did a loop the loop off the Florida coast and eventually made landfall.