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Lysis-in-Texas
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Storm Names
      #37738 - Fri Jul 01 2005 06:43 PM

I have a little curiosity…

Statistically speaking, which named storm letter name has served host to the most category fives (ie, which is the most dangerous name on the list)?


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ClarkModerator
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Re: Storm Names [Re: Lysis-in-Texas]
      #37742 - Fri Jul 01 2005 07:45 PM

A, C, D, and E have all been host to category 5 hurricanes 3 times each. I has seen two such storms -- coincidentally, Isabel and Ivan in the past two years.

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Re: Storm Names [Re: Clark]
      #37743 - Fri Jul 01 2005 07:47 PM

Clark. I guess that would mean that the " i "s have it. oops

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lysis-in-texas
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Re: Storm Names [Re: danielw]
      #37745 - Fri Jul 01 2005 08:27 PM

I would not have expected the first couple of names to be the ones.

Actually, I know of Allen and, of course, Andrew. What is the third?

Since we have only been naming them with this system for the last couple of decades, I suppose if I were to have a complete record of which "letter" is host to the worst storms I would have to go by the storms numerical place in the season.


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Re: Storm Names [Re: lysis-in-texas]
      #37747 - Fri Jul 01 2005 09:14 PM

Anita in 1977 was the other "A" storm.

There have been 5 unnamed category 5 storms in recorded history, 4 of which made landfall as a cat. 5 -- 1928 in Puerto Rico, 1932 in the Bahamas, the 1935 Fl. Keys hurricane, and another in the Bahamas in 1948. Rounding out that list is one in 1938.

The list I went by is here: http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/satellite/satelliteseye/educational/cat5hur.html. The list itself has not been updated to include either Isabel or Ivan, the only two category 5 storms since the list was last updated, nor has Andrew been added as a category 5 storm in 1992.

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Re: Storm Names [Re: Clark]
      #37748 - Fri Jul 01 2005 10:18 PM

Great question and great replies. Good stuff, thanks

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Lysis-in-Texas
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Re: Storm Names [Re: Tazmanian93]
      #37757 - Sat Jul 02 2005 08:43 AM

Thanks for the link, Clark. : )

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Re: Storm Names [Re: Lysis-in-Texas]
      #37765 - Sat Jul 02 2005 12:24 PM

Below is the answer to your question. This list includes the first letter of the name of all hurricanes achieving category 5 status from 1851 to 2004. In the event a storm was unnamed, the storm number for that year was used to derive the letter designation. For example; the 3rd storm of 1851 was unnamed, so "C" was assigned as the first letter.

A 3
B 2
C 3
D 7
E 3
F 1
G 1
H 2
I 2
J 1
M 1

More to come...


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Re: Storm Names [Re: SkeetoBite]
      #37766 - Sat Jul 02 2005 01:08 PM

This link will take you to a dynamic mapping interface for all hurricanes that have achieved catagory 5 status from 1851 to 2004.

http://www.skeetobiteweather.com/demo/cat5.asp

Please note that this is a demo of our future release of SkeetobiteWeather.com. No other content is currently available at this site.

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Re: Storm Names [Re: SkeetoBite]
      #37787 - Sat Jul 02 2005 08:16 PM

Great page! Thanks for sharing!

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Ryan
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Re: Storm Names [Re: Clark]
      #37795 - Sat Jul 02 2005 10:08 PM

Quote:

Anita in 1977 was the other "A" storm.

There have been 5 unnamed category 5 storms in recorded history, 4 of which made landfall as a cat. 5 -- 1928 in Puerto Rico, 1932 in the Bahamas, the 1935 Fl. Keys hurricane, and another in the Bahamas in 1948. Rounding out that list is one in 1938.

The list I went by is here: http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/satellite/satelliteseye/educational/cat5hur.html. The list itself has not been updated to include either Isabel or Ivan, the only two category 5 storms since the list was last updated, nor has Andrew been added as a category 5 storm in 1992.





yea i have really bad lucck with my birthday..ISable and Ivan and the 1932 cat.5 hurricane..those all made their landfalls on my sept.5th birthday..nuts huh

i just hope this year i dont get even worse luck and get a hurricane up here on my birthday..like the old farmers almanac says..any thought on that on fella's..jk sorry i had too

thanks a bunches . ryan
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Re: Storm Names [Re: Ryan]
      #37796 - Sat Jul 02 2005 10:57 PM

you know what ryan..my daughter birthday is sept 5th also and we spent her 1st birthday in a hurricane shelter...not ready to do that again for her 2nd birthday..so best of luck to you and us...

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Re: Storm Names [Re: FlaMommy]
      #37850 - Sun Jul 03 2005 08:42 PM

wow yea sorry to hear that..how were things was your property ok and your belongings...good luck mommy

.Ryan

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fives [Re: Ryan]
      #37901 - Mon Jul 04 2005 11:51 AM

well, using pre-named systems in the scheme is an interesting twist.. but it doesn't really hold up against scrutiny. the further back you go in the hurricane historic record, the less reliable it becomes.. prior to the satelite/recon era i'd pretty much discount the placement on the name list of storms, as the intensity is not very reliable in many cases and it is likely that numerous smaller systems that would be named today were never observed.
HF 1651z04july


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Re: Storm Names [Re: Ryan]
      #37903 - Mon Jul 04 2005 12:09 PM

yes we were very lucky...we had minimal damage a rain drain fell down and an awning on a window...but thats about it...im just hoping and praying we dont have to do that again this year...we just went out and spent 100 on party supplies and presents yesterday...wish us luck;)....HAVE A GREAT JULY 4TH EVERYONE!!!!!

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