Hurricanes Names

Hurricane names are something we all hear about, and if you are in their path, you feel their fury. These are tropical storms at first. As we all know, the storms grow stronger and sometimes they become a full blown hurricane.

Below are all the possible hurricane names for the current year as well as five years in the future these are the names from the national Hurricane Center, which have been compiling hurricane names since the 1953 season. You will notice they alternate between male and female, and that has always been the case.

Hurricane Names for 2008

Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gustav, Hanna, Ike, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paloma, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, and Wilfred

Hurricane Names for 2009

Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Joaquin, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor, Wanda

Hurricane Names for 2010

Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Igor, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Matthew, Nicole, Otto, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tomas, Virginie, Walter

Hurricane Names for 2011

Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irene, Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince, Whitney

Hurricane Names for 2012

Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sandy, Tony, Valerie, William

Hurricane Names for 2013

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

You will see this list repeat itself every six years unless of course the storm is awful enough to where the name is retired. It happens. Will Ike in 2008 be one of those names? We will just have to take a wait and see approach here folks.

There is no magical cure to make these storms go away, if there was people would have already thought of that. The best we can do is to watch the television when we know there is one coming. Heed the warnings of the officials in your town or city. If those officials say leave, you had better leave. An ounce of prevention is worth its weight in gold.

Up here in Pennsylvania, we rarely get a Hurricane but we got one in 1972. I remember that one. I watch the horrifying storm with my own eyes, and it scared the stuffing out of me. I was only five years old at that time but it was scary nonetheless.

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