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Re: Tropical cyclone tracking thread
« Reply #925 on: June 01, 2023, 09:20:24 PM »

What I don't get is why they didn't retroactively name it Arlene. Usually these things aren't identified until well after the season is over, which means they wind up not getting a name or even a numerical identifier (or getting one out of order? not sure how that works). In this case, since they identified it before any other storms formed, they retroactively assigned it the AL01 identifier - but for whatever reason didn't retroactively assign a name. So now, if this depression gets named, we'll have AL02 Arlene - and if it doesn't, then we'll have AL03 Arlene. It's going to drive me nuts having a number that's off from where we are in the alphabet, isn't it - especially now that I work for a company that quality controls hurricane data and issues analyses for them, so I'll be dealing with these identifiers a lot this summer and fall.


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Re: Tropical cyclone tracking thread
« Reply #926 on: June 02, 2023, 12:42:20 PM »

Okay, hurricane season has started, and for some very odd reason they will start counting from 2 in the Atlantic. I don't remember any pre-season storms.

There was a subtropical storm in the middle of January.

I detected a hint of sarcasm on CNGL's part (he doesn't consider subtropical cyclones to be worthy of being named)

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Re: Tropical cyclone tracking thread
« Reply #927 on: June 02, 2023, 02:45:16 PM »

We officially have Tropical Storm Arlene, looks very disorganized and doesn’t appear it will last very long.


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