zhukm29 wrote:TheStormExpert wrote:Nuno wrote:Seeing its been 15 years since the last time the Greek alphabet was used, I dont think most hurricane seasons will be this active.
15 years is not that long of a time considering the most recent season like 2005 was 1933. So it is likely becoming more common due to climate change.
I don't want to downplay the threat of climate change, but this is also a result of better technology that allows us to detect and measure the strength of storms that we wouldn't have been able to detect decades ago.
For perspective, every name list in the Atlantic has reached the T name except for one (list 1, which will be used next year). The T name is right on the edge of the list, and in many of those years we had 2+ tropical depressions that could have easily become tropical storms. From a pure statistical perspective, it's much harder to go past 24 names than 21 names. And yeah, 15 years is not a lot of time - 2010 could have been close as well, with 21 depressions, which could have exhausted the list had those depressions gained an additional 5 mph of strength.
2010 easily had Greek letter potential. If I remember correctly, July and August missed their potential that year due to lots of dry air and SAL. If 2010 had a summer like 2008 or 2011, it would have been a Greek letter season(and one with impressive ACE too).