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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Pacific Tropical Storm Names

With last year's hurricane season being so light I turned toward the Pacific for some action. Actually I only focused on the Eastern Pacific when I noticed that a significant amount of weather was coming across Mexico into western and central Texas. As a matter of fact, our strongest storms last year were Pacific tropical weather that pumped moisture across the desert resulting in floods in Phoenix and El Paso. This is not to discount the many very strong storms in the western Pacific that caused much death and destruction in places like China, Vietnam and Indonesia. I just don't know much about those areas and therefore it is harder to comment.

Hopefully this year will be mild in all areas across the world but unfortunately that is not likely. So to get ready for the upcoming tropical season across both oceans, here is the list of storm names for Eastern Pacific Ocean courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.

Alvin, Barbara, Cosme, Delila, Erick, Flossie, Gil, Henriette, Ivo, Juliette, Kiko, Lorena, Manuel, Narda, Octave, Priscilla, Raymond, Sonia, Tico, Velma, Wallis, Xina, York, Zelda

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