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Friday, September 18, 2020

Greek Alphabet to be Used to Name Atlantic Hurricanes

Aloha Everyone,

According to the National Hurricane Center, 2020 has been a hyperactive hurricane season. After exhausting the alphabet to name tropical storms, forecasters are now using the Greek Alphabet.

This is the second time such measures have been taken. The first time it happened was during the 2005 hurricane season. Many of us recall the now infamous Hurricane Katrina and Wilma. It was also the year for Tropical Storm Zeta.

A weather system developing in the Gulf of Mexico will be named Tropical Storm Beta. Followed by Gamma, Delta & Epsilon. I made a Greek Alphabet chart and it would be interesting or rather scary to see how many of the Greek alphabets will be used.

Aloha -- Cathi