Margie
(Senior Storm Chaser)
Thu Apr 06 2006 10:24 AM
2005 Names to be retired

From this article on March 30th:

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N30175861.htm

" The WMO is looking at retiring the names of Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan and Wilma because of the damage and deaths associated with those storms in 2005. More than 60 hurricane names have been retired to date.

"I suspect that at least four or five will be retired, maybe more," Mayfield said. "We will vote on it some time this week."

A supplemental list of names for Atlantic storms is also being discussed to replace the Greek alphabet. Forecasters ran out of names last year and had to resort to a backup list of Greek letters to name the final six storms.
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I guess they never thought they'd have to use those Greek names...and when they did, they were just as unappealing to them, as they were to us!



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