Well here we go again the list of Hurricane/Tropical Storms is out and once again Stacy didn't make the list! I'm not sure why this bothers me so much, It's not like we've ever had a hurricane in Tri-Cities. Generally hurricanes are not a pleasant thing. I guess I'm fascinated because tropical storms and hurricanes have been given names since 1953. Names alternate between male and female and always run in alphabetical order. Names of hurricanes that do a great amount of damage are retired and never used again. Here's the 2012 list!

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

In the event that more than 21 named hurricanes occur in the Atlantic in a season, additional storms will take names from the Greek alphabet: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, etc.