Tropical Storm Zeta

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Comments: 5 Comments
Published on: December 31, 2005

I just looked at the NHC’s web site, and we have Tropical Storm Zeta I wish I was joking but we have one more storm this year. It is a good thing that tomorrow is the last day of the year. I wonder what would happen if another Storm was to form, we have ran out of Greek letters to name them after. This has been one hack of a year for Tropical storms in the Atlantic. If I did not see it on the NHC’s site, I would not believe that there is a tropical storm Zeta, this year. It looks like it formed today (Dec 30) wow, this has got to be the latest that a Tropical storm has ever formed, the second to last day in the year. I wonder what next year will be like.

  1. Rob says:

    What did I guess? R? O? Boy, was I off, and I thought I was being extreme.

    I read somewhere what they’d do after they hit zeta. I think it was switching to numbers, but I’m not sure.

  2. Yes you did guess “O”, but I don’t think any one could have come close to guessing this year. I mean wow this is something like the 27th named storm this year.

  3. Josh says:

    If a storm forms in the off-season, it will take the next name in the list based on the current calendar date. Since it is now 2006, the next storm’s name would be Alberto. Up until 0000 GMT on the night of December 31, 2005, storms would’ve been named following the greek alphabet.

  4. We were not talking about a season, but what would happen if in a year we run though all the names and all the greek alphabet in a given calander year.

  5. Josh says:

    In which case they would continue until Omega. The previous poster stated that after Zeta he thought they would switch to numbers. Omega is the 24th and last letter of the greek alphabet. Zeta is only the 6th.

    Tropical Depressions are currently numbered. A name is assigned once they become a Tropical Storm. Most likely, the general consensus is the Tropical Depression Number would carry over as the Tropical Storm/Hurricane name if we ran out of Greek Letters.

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