What happens if we run out of Greek hurricane names?
So what happens when we run out of Greek alphabet letters? … Greek letters do not get retired, however, if a storm is so deadly and/or destructive the Greek letter + the year would be retired. For example, if Alpha were to be retired this year it would not just be “Alpha”, it would be “Alpha 2020”.
What happens if hurricanes exceed the Greek alphabet?
A hyperactive season exceeding the Greek alphabet would have an output four times larger than what’s typically observed in an average hurricane season. Because it’s so unlikely to ever actually happen, the WMO has not created a contingent system, Feltgen said.
What happens after Zeta?
What name comes after Zeta? The next named storm of the record-breaking 2020 season will be Eta.
Why are there no XYZ hurricane names?
“The letters Q, U, X, Y and Z are just not common letters that names begin with,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski. The lack of names beginning with those letters explains why they don’t appear on the list of Atlantic tropical cyclones.
What is the next storm name 2020?
Then, on November 10, Tropical Storm Theta became the record-breaking 29th named storm of the season and, three days later, Hurricane Iota formed in the Caribbean.
|2020 Atlantic hurricane season|
|First system formed||May 16, 2020|
|Last system dissipated||November 18, 2020|