Armonk NY Real Estate | These Hurricanes Were So Bad, Their Names Were Retired – Bedford-Katonah, NY Patch

Ever wonder why you hear some hurricane names again? Or why some names disappear?

Here’s the scoop on hurricane names, straight from NOAA:

For Atlantic hurricanes, there is actually one list for each of six years. In other words, one list is repeated every seventh year. The only time that there is a change is if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate for obvious reasons of sensitivity. If that occurs, then at an annual meeting by the committee (called primarily to discuss many other issues) the offending name is stricken from the list and another name is selected to replace it.

There is an exception to the retirement rule, however. Before 1979, when the first permanent six-year storm name list began, some storm names were simply not used anymore. For example, in 1966, “Fern” was substituted for “Frieda,” and no reason was cited.

Below is a list of retired names, in alphabetical order, for hurricanes from the Atlantic Ocean:

 

Agnes    1972
Alicia    1983
Allen    1980
Allison    2001
Andrew    1992
Anita    1977
Audrey    1957
Betsy    1965
Beulah    1967
Bob    1991
Camille    1969
Carla    1961
Carmen    1974
Carol    1954
Celia    1970
Cesar    1996
Charley    2004
Cleo    1964
Connie    1955
David    1979
Dean    2007
Dennis    2005
Diana    1990
Diane    1955
Donna    1960
Dora    1964
Edna    1968
Elena    1985
Eloise    1975
Fabian    2003
Felix    2007
Fifi    1974
Flora    1963
Floyd    1999
Fran    1996
Frances    2004
Frederic    1979
Georges    1998
Gilbert    1988
Gloria    1985
Gustav    2008
Hattie    1961
Hazel    1954
Hilda    1964
Hortense    1996
Hugo    1989
Igor    2010
Ike    2008
Inez    1966
Ione    1955
Iris    2001
Isabel    2003
Isidore    2002
Ivan    2004
Janet    1955
Jeanne    2004
Joan    1988
Juan    2003
Katrina    2005
Keith    2000
Klaus    1990
Lenny    1999
Lili    2002
Luis    1995
Marilyn    1995
Michelle    2001
Mitch    1998
Noel    2007
Opal    1995
Paloma    2008
Rita    2005
Roxanne    1995
Stan    2005
Tomas    2010
Wilma    2005

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