The National Hurricane Center has a list of 21 names annually named to strong tropical storms and hurricanes. It always comes to alternating male and female names. The letters Q, U, X, Y, and Z are excluded, the list ends with a W. When that list is exhausted, NHC switches to the Greek alphabet.
And now we come. NHC on Friday used the last name in their 2020 list, Wilfred, Of a tropical storm formed 600 miles (about 965 kilometers) west of the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, midway between West Africa and the northern coast of Brazil. So all the nouns were used from the system, and it wasn’t long before the Greek alphabet was used.
On Saturday there was a short subtropical storm alpha Off the coast of Portugal. The US state of Texas is preparing for the arrival of a tropical storm Beta, Which can develop into a hurricane throughout the day.
It is only the second time that Greek names have been used. The first time was in 2005, when 27 all-season tropical storms and hurricanes were named. Some of them did a lot of damage, think Emily, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma.
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