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Names for 2011 Hurricane season

The last time a hurricane hit Tampa Bay, it didn't have a name. That's because hurricanes didn't have names back in 1921. Those days are long gone. Since 1953, the National Hurricane Center has developed a list of names to apply to every tropical storm or hurricane. An international committee of the World Meteorological Organization maintains and updates the list. Men's names alternate with women's names. And the list is recycled every six years. Names are dropped permanently for particularly deadly or costly storms. So Katrina, for example, will not be used again.

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Arlene Alberto Andrea Arthur Ana
Bret Beryl Barry Bertha Bill
Cindy Chris Chantal Cristobal Claudette
Don Debby Dorian Dolly Danny
Emily Ernesto Erin Edouard Erika
Franklin Florence Fernand Fay Fred
Gert Gordon Gabrielle Gonzalo Grace
Harvey Helene Humberto Hanna Henri
Irene Isaac Ingrid Isaias Ida
Jose Joyce Jerry Josephine Joaquin
Katia Kirk Karen Kyle Kate
Lee Leslie Lorenzo Laura Larry
Maria Michael Melissa Marco Mindy
Nate Nadine Nestor Nana Nicholas
Ophelia Oscar Olga Omar Odette
Philippe Patty Pablo Paulette Peter
Rina Rafael Rebekah Rene Rose
Sean Sandy Sebastien Sally Sam
Tammy Tony Tanya Teddy Teresa
Vince Valerie Van Vicky Victor
Whitney William Wendy Wilfred Wanda

Names for 2011 Hurricane season 05/21/11 [Last modified: Saturday, May 21, 2011 4:30am]
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