Thursday, April 11, 2013

'Sandy' retired from hurricane list

The World Meteorological Organization has decided that no tropical storm or hurricane will ever be named "Sandy" again.

Storm names typically repeat every six years in both the Atlantic and eastern Pacific basins, according to the Weather Channel.

But when a storm occurs that is particularly memorable for its cost of lives or property, the WHO retires the name.

"Sandy" becomes the 77th name to be officially retired from the Atlantic list since 1954.

Sandy did extensive damage last year in Cuba and Jamaica before slamming into the northeastern U.S.

"Sara" will replace "Sandy" in 2018.


For those for us gearing up for the 2013 season, here are the names for this season's storms:


Andrea
Barry
Chantal
Dorian
Erin
Fernand
Gabrielle
Humberto
Ingrid
Jerry
Karen
Lorenzo
Melissa
Nestor
Olga
Pablo
Rebekah
Sebastien
Tanya
Van
Wendy

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