Many hurricane names have been retired over the years, most recently Igor and Tomas in 2010, and Irene in 2011. Use the links below to get all the details!
The deadliest storm to have its name retired was Hurricane Mitch, which caused
over 10,000 fatalities when it struck Central America during October 1998, while ...
Reason to Name Hurricanes. Experience shows that the use of short, distinctive
names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and less subject ...
Hurricanes began getting names in 1950, when the U.S. Weather Bureau began
using ... Below is a list of Atlantic Ocean retired names, the years the hurricanes ...
Usually, the six lists of names
for tropical storms and hurricanes
repeat every six years. However, if there is an unusually large or damaging hurricane
, the name
by the World Meteorological Organization’s hurricane
committee because using it again could be... More »
Names of notable hurricanes are retired. When an outstanding athlete leaves the
sports world, his jersey or number is often retired. Likewise, the largest and ...
Hurricane names retired due to destructiveness, including Katrina and other
famous storm names.
Aug 24, 2011 ... Nearly once a year a hurricane comes through that inflicts so much damage that
its name must be retired.
Stormfax® Retired Hurricane Names. ... Retired Atlantic Hurricane Names. 1954.
Carol Hazel, 1955. Connie Diane Ione Janet, 1956, 1957. Audrey, 1958, 1959.
When hurricanes are particularly destructive, their names are retired from the list
of usable names. Any country affected by a particularly terrible storm can ...