Only 5 names to go

With only 5 names to go, Rita, Stan, Tammy, Vince, and Wilma, anyone here, except for me, think for the first time we'll use up all of the names this year? Have we ever gone through the entire list of names? With a month and a half in the hurricane season to go, I think we could go through all of the names this year.
 
Originally posted by Chris Hayes
With a month and a half in the hurricane season to go, I think we could go through all of the names this year.

It's two and a half months (rest of Sept, Oct, Nov) hehe... I don' thtink we've ever been through the alphabet (most we've gotten to was "T" I believe). Additionally, this topic was discussed a month ago, so I'm sure a search would turn up some interesting discussion.

EDIT: Guess it wasn't really a discussion so much as a poll, but here's the thread I was thinking of http://www.stormtrack.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8422
 
They don't actually use all 26 letters of the alphabet so we're really only to "P" as opposed to "U" (if the namelist purged the true alphabet). So there would need to be five additional storms after the 2005 list was through to truly have an entire alphabet's worth of tropical systems.
 
In case anybody is wondering, when the NHC runs out of names, they will then start naming storms by the letters of the Greek alphabet. After those names are used up... God help us.
 
I had to go to the ARCHIVES for this one. I remember laughing my butt off at this fake advisory statement posted by Jeff Snyder. It concerns a hurricane Enough, a name used after the Greek letters.

HURRICANE ENOUGH ADVISORY NUMBER 25
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
10 AM CDT SUN NOV 28 2005

...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS ENOUGH MOVING TOWARDS THE CITY FORMERY KNOWN AS NEW ORLEANS...

A BLANKET HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT ALONG THE ENTIRE EASTERN US SEABOARD AND COAST OF THE GULF OF MEXICO FROM BROWNSVILLE TEXAS TO EASTPORT MAINE.

A HURRICANE WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM VENEZUALA TO GREENLAND.

PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD ALREADY HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. THOSE LOCALES NOT AREADY DESTROYED BY THE PREVIOUS 25 NAMED STORMS SHOULD THINK ABOUT PERMANENTLY MOVING AWAY FROM THE COAST.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 10 AM CDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ENOUGH WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 86.7 WEST OR ABOUT 125 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MOBILE ALABAMA AND ABOUT 80 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF PENSACOLA FLORIDA.

ENOUGH IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MPH AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...ENOUGH IS EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL THIS AFTERNOON.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NOW NEAR 165 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME SLIGHT ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS POSSIBLE PRIOR TO LANDFALL...HOWEVER...ENOUGH IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE COAST AS A CATEGORY FIVE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. BUT IN ALL HONESTY...DOES IT MATTER?

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 125 MILES...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 330 MILES. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH ENOUGH MAY OCCUR AS FAR AS 250 TO 275 MILES INLAND ALONG THE TRACK OF THE HURRICANE COURTESY OF REDUCED LAND SURFACE FRICTION RESULTING FROM THE COMPLETE DESTRUCTION CAUSED BY THE 5 PREVIOUS LANDFALLING HURRICANES IN THE AREA THE PAST 60 DAYS.

THE LATEST MEASURED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY A COMMANDEERED SOUTHWEST AIRLINES AIRCRACT WAS 905 MB. A NEW RECON AIRCRAFT...REPLACING THE 4 PREVIOUS AIRCRAFT WHICH HAVE BEEN WORN OUT THIS YEAR...IS BEING RETROFITTED WITH A KESTREL NOW AND WILL IN VICINITY OF THE STORM IN A FEW HOURS.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 15 TO 22 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS... ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...IS POSSIBLE NEAR AND JUST TO THE EAST OF WHERE THE CENTER OF ENOUGH CROSSES THE NORTHERN GULF COAST LATER TODAY. A STORM SURGE OF 8 TO 10 FEET IS LIKELY ELSEWHERE IN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER. IN ADDITION...EXPECT SALTWATER TO PENETRATE 100 MILES UP THE MISSISSIPPI AND NEARBY RIVERS OWING TO THE FACT THAT THE COASTLINE HAS FALLEN INTO THE GULF AS FAR AS 75 MILES INLAND COURTESY OF HURRICANE ARMAGEDDON.

ENOUGH IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES OVER THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE...ALABAMA...EASTERN
MISSISSIPPI...AND SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA. ISOLATED MAXIMUM RAINFALL AMOUNTS TO NEAR 15 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE NEAR WHERE ENOUGH MAKES LANDFALL THOUGH THIS DOESNT MATTER SINCE MUCH OF THE AREA AFFECTED IS STILL UNDER WATER FROM PREVIOUS LANDFALLING STORMS.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE TODAY OVER THE WEST-CENTRAL FLORIDA PENINSULA...FLORIDA PANHANDLE...WESTERN GEORGIA AND CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ALABAMA. THOSE WHO AVOIDED DAMAGE FROM TROPICAL STORM STAN...HURRICANE VINCE...AND HURRICANE DANGIT SHOULD PACK UP AND TO ALASKA.

DUE TO EXPECTED LANDFALL FROM HURRICANE O-NO SOON, USERS ARE URGED TO REFER TO O-NO ADVISORIES FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.

REPEATING THE 10 AM CDT POSITION...29.4 N... 86.7 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...165 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 905 MB.

INTERMEDIATE ADVISORIES WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT NOON CDT AND 2 PM CDT FOLLOWED
BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 4 PM CDT.

FORECASTER BURNTOUT

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If we were to go to Greek letters, we should just call the 'canes by the letters. Imagine it now - "Roger that, approaching system delta at range 21 miles." Sounds pretty Star-Warsy.
 
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