2019 and 2020 Cyclones Retirement (both years to be announced in 2021)

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Re: 2019 and 2020 Cyclones Retirement (both years to be announced in 2021)

#121 Postby TheStormExpert » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:18 pm

I understand that the COVID-19 virus is going on, but what's so hard about being able to retire the worst natural disaster to ever strike The Bahamas?
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#122 Postby Hurricane Jed » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:08 am

TheStormExpert wrote:I understand that the COVID-19 virus is going on, but what's so hard about being able to retire the worst natural disaster to ever strike The Bahamas?


It’s not like they aren’t retiring it, they’re just kicking it down the road. Also if covid-19 is still rampant come the hurricane months, that’s gonna have a big impact on storm prep, evacuations and the like. Which is a far more serious issue than retiring a name.
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Re: 2019 and 2020 Cyclones Retirement (both years to be announced in 2021)

#123 Postby DioBrando » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:16 am

Hurricane Jed wrote:
TheStormExpert wrote:I understand that the COVID-19 virus is going on, but what's so hard about being able to retire the worst natural disaster to ever strike The Bahamas?


It’s not like they aren’t retiring it, they’re just kicking it down the road. Also if covid-19 is still rampant come the hurricane months, that’s gonna have a big impact on storm prep, evacuations and the like. Which is a far more serious issue than retiring a name.

I second this and that's what I thought of
Just imagine a huge hurricane hitting a heavily infected area with travel restrictions still in place :/
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Re: 2019 and 2020 Cyclones Retirement (both years to be announced in 2021)

#124 Postby Hurricane Jed » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:19 am

DioBrando wrote:
Hurricane Jed wrote:
TheStormExpert wrote:I understand that the COVID-19 virus is going on, but what's so hard about being able to retire the worst natural disaster to ever strike The Bahamas?


It’s not like they aren’t retiring it, they’re just kicking it down the road. Also if covid-19 is still rampant come the hurricane months, that’s gonna have a big impact on storm prep, evacuations and the like. Which is a far more serious issue than retiring a name.

I second this and that's what I thought of
Just imagine a huge hurricane hitting a heavily infected area with travel restrictions still in place :/


New York City and New Orleans come to mind.
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#125 Postby Torino » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:55 am

TheStormExpert wrote:I understand that the COVID-19 virus is going on, but what's so hard about being able to retire the worst natural disaster to ever strike The Bahamas?


List 5 will only be used again in 2025, so there's still plenty of time to retire Dorian.
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#126 Postby Buck » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:20 pm

Disappointed not to know the results, but obviously there are much more important things to deal with!
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#127 Postby Torino » Fri May 01, 2020 7:29 pm

Iune wrote:If I'm not mistaken, Amphan is the last remaining name on the NIO naming list. Has there been any news or updates on the updated naming list as I thought a new naming list would be used after the current one is finished?


We now have 169 new names, including contributions from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar, UAE and Yemen.
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Re: 2019 and 2020 Cyclones Retirement (both years to be announced in 2021)

#128 Postby GSBHurricane » Mon May 18, 2020 6:55 pm

Not sure if Vongfong will get retired but Ambo has a 50/50 shot with ₱1.04 billion (US$20.5 million) in damage in the Philippines.
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#129 Postby gfsperpendicular » Mon May 18, 2020 8:46 pm

Imelda certainly is an interesting case. In my opinion, it's closer to Allison than Lee. Lee did much of its damage as remnant storm over the eastern US, whereas Imelda and Allison were known for their impacts as tropical storms. I don't know if that plays into the criteria, but it's worth noting. Also, Imelda's estimated damage total is just under double that of Lee. The most convincing point is that the title of Lee's Wikipedia page includes (2011) whereas the title of Imelda's page does not include (2019).

Now, with all that said, I wonder if the extra year will hurt Imelda's case. It (thankfully) had a comparatively low death toll and wasn't particularly memorable meteorologically - it was only a TS for a few hours.
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Re: 2019 and 2020 Cyclones Retirement (both years to be announced in 2021)

#130 Postby Torino » Tue May 19, 2020 5:53 pm

Just an update, since nobody's posted this here, Australia will retire the names Trevor, Veronica, Ann, Damien and Harold.
http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/tropical- ... /tc-names/
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Re: 2019 and 2020 Cyclones Retirement (both years to be announced in 2021)

#131 Postby GSBHurricane » Wed May 20, 2020 10:48 am

Torino wrote:Just an update, since nobody's posted this here, Australia will retire the names Trevor, Veronica, Ann, Damien and Harold.
http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/tropical- ... /tc-names/

Veronica and Harold were obvious choices but Trevor, Ann, and Damien seem random to me. Is retirement more random in Australia than, say, the North Atlantic and the Northeast and Northwest Pacific?
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Re: 2019 and 2020 Cyclones Retirement (both years to be announced in 2021)

#132 Postby Nawtamet » Thu May 21, 2020 12:29 am

GSBHurricane wrote:
Torino wrote:Just an update, since nobody's posted this here, Australia will retire the names Trevor, Veronica, Ann, Damien and Harold.
http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/tropical- ... /tc-names/

Veronica and Harold were obvious choices but Trevor, Ann, and Damien seem random to me. Is retirement more random in Australia than, say, the North Atlantic and the Northeast and Northwest Pacific?


It seems that in the Australian region there only needs to be some impact -or simply to make landfall- to retire names. There have been AUS cyclones that have caused barely any damages, no casualties and get retired; in the North Atlantic there are higher standards.
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Re: 2019 and 2020 Cyclones Retirement (both years to be announced in 2021)

#133 Postby NotoSans » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:39 am

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Re: 2019 and 2020 Cyclones Retirement (both years to be announced in 2021)

#134 Postby 1900hurricane » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:58 am

Pretty sure six retired WPac names would be a record for a single season.
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