So most of us know of how, for some odd reason, there have been more devastating and notable storms, mainly in the Atlantic, with names beginning with the letter "I" than storms that have names beginning with any other letter.
Here's a list of some of the significant "I" named storms I can think of.
Debatable storms either didn't cause as much damage as others, weren't retired, or both.
- Ione, 1955 (Caused $600 million in damage, first 'I' named storm in the Atlantic to be retired.)
- Inez, 1966 (Killed at least 750 people)
- Isabel, 1985 (debatable, as most of the damage it caused was while it was non-tropical)
- Iris, 2001
- Isidore, 2002
- Isabel, 2003
- Ivan, 2004 (10th most intense Atlantic hurricane, 6th costliest Atlantic hurricane on record.)
So I mentioned in Bret's archive it was the first tropical storm to make landfall in Venezuela since 1993. The last storm to do so was anotther tropical storm, also named Bret. So, I've decided to go back to see If I could find more coinceidences between 2017 and years prior with the same name list, and also 2016 and list II just for fun.
Let's start with list II.
List II coincidences:
In 1980 & 1992, the 'A' names for the respective seasons (Allen for 1980, Andrew for 1992) were both category 5's. The exact same occurrence also happened with the 'M' names for 1998 and 2016 (Mitch, 1998 & Matthew, 2016)
The only 2 category 5's in the 1990's were from this name list (Andrew in 1992, Mitch in 1998)
In 1986 and 1992, both season's final storm was…
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I'm sure everyone has been wondering, which list has changed the most. I'm going to go through every list in chronological order, by list not year, and
cross outnames that have been retired, the replacement names for which will be in bold. and names that were previously used on the old lists will be underlined on their first use on these lists. I will italicize names that are on the current versions of the list that weren't there when it was first used. You guys get to vote about which one you think has changed the most. This one is for the Atlantic, I will do the Pacific version if I get good feedback. I'm only showing names that were used in each year.
Here we go
Note (since list I is being used this year, I will still cross out names that ar…Read more >
This is an idea I got to make a guide of hurricane vocabulary for anyone on this wiki who might be new at tracking storms.
I will start out with one of my favorite types of cyclones.
An annular cyclone is a somewhat rare phenomenon in tropical cyclones. They usually have: A large eye, compact wind field, very few rainbands, and can get very intense. Annular storms are often said to resemble doughnuts. Quite a few category 5 hurricanes and typhoons have been annular. Annular storms can also maintain strength longer than regular storms.
A few examples of annular cyclones:
Typhoon Nestor (1997) Hurricane Isabel (2003)
Hurricane Katrina (2005)
Hurricane Iselle (2014)
Typhoon Amber (1997)
Typhoon Jelewat (2000)
Hurricane Adrian (2011)
and finally, t…
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We all know how painfully snubbed Gordon and Hanna were, but what other names do you think should have been retired? leave your picks in the comments. This is for all basins too, not just the Atlantic
Here are my picks:
- Gordon (1994) & Hanna (2008) obviously.
- Dolly, also in 2008
- Juan, in 1985 (the name 'Juan' was actually retired in 2003, but I think it should have been retired 18 years earlier)
- Alex and Matthew (2010)
- Paul in 1982 (I don't care if it did all that destruction as a depression the fact that it was the second dealiest storm in the Pacific should have warranted retirement)
You can put any name you want. My picks are not off limits so if you agree with me, you can put it in the comments, because I know that everyone wi…Read more >