HURRICANE NAMES
Names are recycled every 6 years.  Influential hurricanes have their names retired.
2008

Arthur
Bertha
Cristobal
Dolly
Edouard
Fay
Gustav
Hanna
Ike
Josephine
Kyle
Laura
Marco
Nana
Omar
Paloma
Rene
Sally
Teddy
Vicky
Wilfred
2011

Arlene
Bret
Cindy
Don
Emily
Franklin
Gert
Harvey
Irene
Jose
Katia
Lee
Maria
Nate
Ophelia
Philippe
Rina
Sean
Tammy
Vince
Whitney
2010

Alex
Bonnie
Colin
Danielle
Earl
Fiona
Gaston
Hermine
Igor
Julia
Karl
Lisa
Matthew
Nicole
Otto
Paula
Richard
Shary
Tomas
Virginie
Walter
2009

Ana
Bill
Claudette
Danny
Erika
Fred
Grace
Henri
Ida
Joaquin
Kate
Larry
Mindy
Nicholas
Odette
Peter
Rose
Sam
Teresa
Victor
Wanda
2012

Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Michael
Nadine
Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sandy
Tony
Valerie
William
Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms have been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane
Center and now maintained and updated by an international committee of the World Meteorological
Organization. The lists featured only women's names until 1979, when men's and women's names were
alternated. Six lists are used in rotation. Thus, the 2004 list will be used again in 2010.

The only time that there is a change in the list is if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its
name on a different storm would be inappropriate for reasons of sensitivity. If that occurs, then at an
annual meeting by the WMO committee, the offending name is stricken from the list and another name is
selected to replace it.

Several names have been changed since the lists were last used. Four names from the 1995 list have been
retired. On the 2001 list, Lorenzo has replaced Luis, Michelle has replaced Marilyn, Olga has replaced
Opal, and Rebekah has replaced Roxanne. Three names from the 1996 list have been retired. On the 2002
list, Cristobal has replaced Cesar, Fay has replaced Fran, and Hanna has replaced Hortense. Two names
from the 1998 list have been retired. On the 2004 list, Gaston has replaced Georges and Matthew has
replaced Mitch. On the 2006 list, Kirk has replaced Keith.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml
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2013

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