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milkmania
09-22-2005, 09:35 AM
I didn't know it was a rotating list:o

Experience shows that the use of short, distinctive given names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and less subject to error than the older more cumbersome latitude-longitude identification methods. These advantages are especially important in exchanging detailed storm information between hundreds of widely scattered stations, coastal bases, and ships at sea.

Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms have been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center and now maintained and updated by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization (http://www.wmo.ch/). The lists featured only women's names until 1979, when men's and women's names were alternated. Six lists are used in rotation. Thus, the 2004 list will be used again in 2010.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml

they didn't name one after me:rant:

LakePirate
09-22-2005, 09:38 AM
If the storm is really bad they retire the name. So there will never be another Katrina.

milkmania
09-22-2005, 09:44 AM
If the storm is really bad they retire the name. So there will never be another Katrina.

I could see that....
also found out if they have more than the allowed names in one season, it drops down to Greek Alphabet, Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma...etc...

also learned that each region's list rotates differently

sizzler
09-22-2005, 09:52 AM
We may have cr4p weather all year ...but thank god our last big hurricane was october 89......it was he11 getting to work that day :cool:

PendO
09-22-2005, 09:54 AM
I think that every year when the east coast get the winter "STORM OF THE CENTURY" they should name it ... otherwise we get to the following year and you just don't know if they are talking about the 2003 or 2004 "STORM OF THE CENTURY" ;)


I could see that....
also found out if they have more than the allowed names in one season, it drops down to Greek Alphabet, Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma...etc...

also learned that each region's list rotates differently

LakePirate
09-22-2005, 09:55 AM
Sort of like the "game of the century" in college football.

milkmania
09-22-2005, 09:57 AM
I think that every year when the east coast get the winter "STORM OF THE CENTURY" they should name it ... otherwise we get to the following year and you just don't know if they are talking about the 2003 or 2004 "STORM OF THE CENTURY" ;)

good point, I'll never forget the Ice Storm of 2000.... or was is it '99:purplaugh
either way, friggin cold, and it seemed like the world stopped!

probably wouldn't be a good thing to try and name our tornadoes....since we have so many

milkmania
09-22-2005, 10:02 AM
looks like it was 00-01 season;)

Up to 2 inches of ice accumulation from Christmas Day through Dec. 26 knocked out power to 214,000 Arkansas residents and as many as 120,000 Oklahoma residents. (National Weather Service)

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/gallery/icestorm2000/frame.htm

Tom023
09-22-2005, 10:10 AM
Ooops wrong thread.

tones03
09-22-2005, 11:17 AM
I have some cool pics of Rita from Alabama but everytime I go to post them it says the file is to large, ***??

MasterMason
09-22-2005, 11:40 AM
they didn't name one after me:rant:

Nope, didn't see a single one called Milk. :D