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Retired hurricane names for 2017

Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:42 pm

For 2017, it looks like we have three obvious retirement candidates (Harvey, Irma, and Maria), and one possible retirement candidate (Nate). Could 2017 be tied for #2 with 1955, 1995, and 2004 with four names retired? Nate is probably the wildcard for retirement, due to the death toll in Central America, causing a similar death toll to Otto last year in the same area which was retired. The damage in the U.S. for Nate, while not as bad as the other three, was still pretty significant at $2.5 billion, and less damaging storms have had their names retired in the past.
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Re: Retired hurricane names for 2017

Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:02 pm

Oooohhhh...a subject I actually enjoy !!

Remember, its not damage/death to the US.....its death/damage ANYWHERE

Also,unless there is another)...2017 will become only the 2nd year on record to have two category 5 hurricanes at landfall in the Atlantic basin. In 2007, Hurricane Dean and Hurricane Felix were both cat 5 at landfall.

EDIT...I know what the 1995 and 2004 names were. But 1955...only Connie and Diane is all that I'm aware. Also, didn't 2005 have four? Dennis, Katrina, Rita & Wilma
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Re: Retired hurricane names for 2017

Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:40 pm

727LOVER wrote:

Also, didn't 2005 have four? Dennis, Katrina, Rita & Wilma


2005 holds the records of five retired names - Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan, and Wilma.
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Re: Retired hurricane names for 2017

Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:13 pm

1337Delta764 wrote:
For 2017, it looks like we have three obvious retirement candidates (Harvey, Irma, and Maria), and one possible retirement candidate (Nate). Could 2017 be tied for #2 with 1955, 1995, and 2004 with four names retired? Nate is probably the wildcard for retirement, due to the death toll in Central America, causing a similar death toll to Otto last year in the same area which was retired. The damage in the U.S. for Nate, while not as bad as the other three, was still pretty significant at $2.5 billion, and less damaging storms have had their names retired in the past.


There are still 50 days left in the season, Wilma, Sandy, and Mitch are all storms taking place after Oct 15, that got retired.

We could get there, but I hope not.
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Re: Retired hurricane names for 2017

Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:31 pm

1337Delta764 wrote:
727LOVER wrote:

Also, didn't 2005 have four? Dennis, Katrina, Rita & Wilma


2005 holds the records of five retired names - Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan, and Wilma.


Ah yes...I do remember Stan...couldn't remember which year. I misread your post.

I don't know why Emily didn't make the retired list in 2005
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Re: Retired hurricane names for 2017

Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:39 pm

I could research my question but since we are on this topic what qualifies a hurricane's name to be retired?
 
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Re: Retired hurricane names for 2017

Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:29 pm

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I could research my question but since we are on this topic what qualifies a hurricane's name to be retired?


Retired names are submitted to the World Meteorological Organization by an impacted nation if a storm causes significant damage or deaths. There is no exact criteria, since any nation can submit a name to the WMO and different nations might have different criteria from others. In particular, nations that get impacted less often will probably have lower criteria than nations that get impacted more often.
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Re: Retired hurricane names for 2017

Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:53 pm

All retired names for Atlantic basin:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_r ... cane_names




All retired names for Eastern Pacific & Central Pacific:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_r ... cane_names


Why use Hazel in Pacific after it wa retired in the Atlantic? :confused:
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Re: Retired hurricane names for 2017

Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:09 am

I found it strange that when Greek letters were used, none were retired. Then again, only Hurricane Beta was significant enough (cat 3).

That WOULD be a good topic to discuss: what would happen if a Greek-letter named storm were so destructive, it were submitted to be retired?
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