Hurricane names are almost sold out, what’s next?
That time in hurricane season when atmospheric scientists like to notice a sign of improvement is here. But the truth is, it’s not close enough yet – in fact, this year it’s not close at all.
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Dennis Feltgen, meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center, said: “We still have two months left in what has been a very active season. While we didn’t expect to have as many named storms as in 2020, we are at 19 years old. Now with the possibility of one or two more by the end of the week. “
If so, all names on the current list have been exhausted and we have moved on to the next list before the start of the month.
The final name on the 2021 hurricane name list is Wanda and there is a chance that it will be used by the weekend.
After last year’s record season, the World Meteorological Organization chose to abolish the Greek alphabet as the list that would be used if the names of hurricanes were exhausted. Instead, they chose to use a whole new set of names, if the main roster was exhausted.
Scientists are right to tap into this list. If so, Adria would be the initial name following Wanda. After that, Braylen. And then Caridad and Deshawn and the rest.
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2020 vs. 2021 Hurricane Season
This season has been busy, of course. But how does that add up to the busiest season ever?
Meteorologists have made the decision to compare our position so far this year to our position of September 27, 2020.
If you take a good look at the numbers, it’s as if 2020 is growing faster than 2021 so far.
At that time in 2020, we were already using the greek alphabet and about four hurricanes made landfall along the US coast.
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The two Isaias and Hanna were Category 1 storms, Category 2 storm was Sally, and Category 4 storm was Laura.
This 2021, two hurricanes made landfall along the American coast. Category 1 was Nicholas and Category 4 storm was Ida. The two Category 4 storms, Ida and Laura, made a landing along the Louisiana coast.
This made them two Category 4 storms affecting a state in consecutive years. With more storms forecast, the possibility of a hurricane causing landfall in the United States is quite likely.
There are still two months left in the season and La Niña is expected to come into effect, a slight increase in October systems could be seen, just like in 2020.
Associated article: Experts say there is a strong possibility that the first hurricane season will develop in southern Mexico
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