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How They Are Named
differently in different parts of the world

Hurricane-like storms are called by different names in the different regions of the world. For example, the name "hurricane" is given to systems that develop over the Atlantic or the eastern Pacific Oceans. In the western North Pacific and Philippines, these systems are called "typhoons" while in the Indian and South Pacific Ocean, they are called "cyclones".

[Image: the different names of hurricanes (46K)]

Since 1953, the Tropical Prediction Center has produced lists of names for hurricanes. As a tropical depression develops into a tropical storm, it is given the next available name on the list, which is prepared in alphabetical order and alternates from between male and female names. The list of storm names for 1999-2004 is given below.

Atlantic Storm Names for 1999-2004
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Arlene Alberto Allison Arthur Ana Alex
Bret Beryl Barry Bertha Bill Bonnie
Cindy Chris Chantal Cristobal Claudette Charley
Dennis Debby Dean Dolly Danny Danielle
Emily Ernesto Erin Edouard Erika Earl
Floyd Florence Felix Fay Fabian Frances
Gert Gordon Gabrielle Gustav Grace Gaston
Harvey Helene Humberto Hanna Henri Hermine
Irene Isaac Iris Isidore Isabel Ivan
Jose Joyce Jerry Josephine Juan Jeanne
Katrina Keith Karen Kyle Kate Karl
Lenny Leslie Lorenzo Lili Larry Lisa
Maria Michael Michelle Marco Mindy Matthew
Nate Nadine Noel Nana Nicholas Nicole
Ophelia Oscar Olga Omar Odette Otto
Philippe Patty Pablo Paloma Peter Paula
Rita Rafael Rebekah Rene Rose Richard
Stan Sandy Sebastien Sally Sam Shary
Tammy Tony Tanya Teddy Teresa Tomas
Vince Valerie Van Vicky Victor Virginie
Wilma William Wendy Wilfred Wanda Walter

Eastern Pacific Storm Names for 1999-2004
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Adrian Aletta Adolph Alma Andres Agatha
Beatriz Bud Barbara Boris Blanca Blas
Calvin Carlotta Cosme Cristina Carlos Celia
Dora Daniel Dalilia Douglas Dolores Darby
Eugene Emilia Erick Elids Enrique Estelle
Fernanda Fabio Flossie Fausto Felicia Frank
Greg Gilma Gil Genevieve Guillermo Georgette
Hilary Hector Henriette Hernan Hilda Howard
Irwin Ilerna Israel Iselle Ignacio Isis
Jova John Juliette Julio Jimena Javier
Kenneth Kristy Kiko Kenna Kevin Kay
Lidia Lane Lorena Lowell Linda Lester
Max Miriam Manuel Marie Marty Madeline
Norma Norman Narda Norbert Nora Newton
Otis Olivia Octave Odile Olaf Orlene
Pilar Paul Priscilla Polo Patricia Paine
Ramon Rosa Raymond Rachel Rick Roslyn
Selma Sergio Sonia Simon Sandra Seymour
Todd Tara Tico Trudy Terry Tina
Veronica Vicente Velma Vance Vivian Virgil
Wiley Willa Wallis Winnie Waldo Winifred
Xina Xavier Xina Xavier Xina Xavier
York Yolanda York Yolanda York Yolanda
Zelda Zeke Zelda Zeke Zelda Zeke

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Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
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