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Question about Greek alphabet named storms
      #58105 - Mon Oct 10 2005 12:53 PM

Let's assume there are at least two more named tropical storms this year so they will be 'Wilma' and then 'Alpha'. If 'Alpha' turns out to be a big killer storm will they 'retire' the name 'Alpha'? Just curious....


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Re: Question about Greek alphabet named storms [Re: FishDug]
      #58106 - Mon Oct 10 2005 03:16 PM

I am sure they would retire it as they usually do with Killer storms. The bigger question is what would they replace it with and my guess is they would just skip Alpha and not replace it and start with Beta because there are what, 24 letters in the Greek Alphabet and we are not going to have 50 storms to use up the years names and the Greek Alphabet.

October does see some bad storms I can think of 3 off the top of my head Hazel, Opal and Mitch. Even November can see big storms form as Lenny in 1999 reached 155 mph in mid November.

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