Satellite tv for pc imagery of the Atlantic Oceean | Picture: NOAA
The record-shattering 2020 Atlantic hurricane season simply ran out of storm names. A storm that developed within the jap Atlantic on September 18th was simply named Wilfred, the final title on the World Meteorological Group’s checklist. With loads of hurricane season left, some other storms that type this yr can be given letters of the Greek alphabet.
The Greek alphabet has solely been used as soon as earlier than, through the catastrophic 2005 hurricane season when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. That yr, Wilma was named on October 17th, a full month later than we’re reaching “W” this yr.
The observe of naming storms has been in place because the 1950s as a means to assist officers share…