Hurricanes that have a severe impact on lives or the economy are remembered by generations after the devastation they caused, and some go into weather history.
Whenever a hurricane has had a major impact, any country affected by the storm can request that the name of the hurricane be "retired" by agreement of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Retiring a name can take time, and actually means that it cannot be reused for at least 10 years, to facilitate historic references, legal actions, insurance claim activities, etc. and avoid public confusion with another storm of the same name. If that happens, a like gender name is selected in English, Spanish or French for Atlantic Storms.
A complete, updated list of Retired Hurricane Names is available at Wikipedia.
Comments that don't add to the conversation may be automatically or manually removed by Facebook or AccuWeather. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.
A string of unsettled weather impacting the eastern U.S. will culminate over the western Tennessee Valley on Monday in the form of severe thunderstorms.
A dangerous, widespread heat wave will continue across India this week, putting millions of people at risk for heat-related illnesses.
Parts of central and northern Queensland remain on alert for the landfall of dangerous Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie early this week.
As winter comes to an end, so, too, is the United Kingdom’s lingering vegetable shortage.
Spring produces some of the most dangerous weather for some parts of the United States.
Another round of snow returning to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday and Wednesday will be a setback for travelers but a boon to ski resorts nearing the season's end.
Severe weather will quickly ramp back up across the south-central United States to end the weekend with tornadoes and damaging hail among the dangers to lives and property.