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Tracking hurricane names

Official names

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.

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Alberto Andrea Arthur Ana Alex Arlene
Beryl Barry Bertha Bill Bonnie Bret
Chris Chantal Cristobal Claudette Colin Cindy
Debby Dorian Dolly Danny Danielle Don
Ernesto Erin Edouard Erika Earl Emily
Florence Fernand Fay Fred Fiona Franklin
Gordon Gabrielle Gonzalo Grace Gaston Gert
Helene Humberto Hanna Henri Hermine Harvey
Isaac Ingrid Isaias Ida Ian Irma
Joyce Jerry Josephine Joaquin Julia Jose
Kirk Karen Kyle Kate Karl Katia
Leslie Lorenzo Laura Larry Lisa Lee
Michael Melissa Marco Mindy Matthew Maria
Nadine Nestor Nana Nicholas Nicole Nate
Oscar Olga Omar Odette Otto Ophelia
Patty Pablo Paulette Peter Paula Philippe
Rafael Rebekah Rene Rose Richard Rina
Sandy Sebastien Sally Sam Shary Sean
Tony Tanya Teddy Teresa Tobias Tammy
Valerie Van Vicky Victor Virginie Vince
William Wendy Wilfred Wanda Walter Whitney

Tracking hurricane names 05/18/12 [Last modified: Friday, May 18, 2012 12:50pm]
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