Monday, July 1, 2013

2013 Storm Names

The following names will be used for named storms that form in the North Atlantic in 2013. Retired names, if any, will be announced by the World Meteorological Organization in the spring of 2014. The names not retired from this list will be used again in the 2019 season. This is the same list used in the 2007 season.

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

The name Sandy has been retired from the Tropical Storm List due to the 72 deaths and the $50 billion plus in damages created in 2012. Sandy was retired in the spring of 2013 and will be replaced with the name Sara. Normally, the name stays in rotation and can be reused every six years. Sandy is the 77th name to be retired from the list.

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