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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#161 Postby DioBrando » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:27 pm

but I kinda lowkey want Lane's replacement to be Leone
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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#162 Postby CrazyC83 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:45 pm

The 2018 list (List 4) has been the one that has struggled to retire names the most, in contrast to some of the other lists. 2018 will be only the second time we get as many as two names retired, and there have never been three or more on this list in one year (nor do we have any double retirements). Even without Florence and Michael, 15 of the 21 names will still be intact from the original list in 1982:

Alberto - still in use
Beryl - still in use
Chris - still in use
Debby - still in use
Ernesto - still in use
Florence - retired after 2018
Gilbert - retired after 1988

Helene - still in use
Isaac - still in use
Joan - retired after 1988
Keith - retired after 2000

Leslie - still in use
Michael - retired after 2018
Nadine - still in use
Oscar - still in use
Patty - still in use
Rafael - still in use
Sandy - retired after 2012
Tony - still in use
Valerie - still in use
William - still in use
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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#163 Postby GSBHurricane » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:20 pm

Florence and Michael are out. Francine and Milton are in. https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/flor ... ganization
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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#164 Postby Cleveland Kent Evans » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:45 pm

GSBHurricane wrote:Florence and Michael are out. Francine and Milton are in. https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/flor ... ganization


These are "OK" in terms of fitting the basic requirements of being fairly short and easy to pronounce.

I would have preferred something less "elderly" sounding as a replacement for Michael. Milton's peak year of use in the USA was way back in 1912 ( at rank #64) and it's been out of the top 1000 baby names since 2009.

Francine's peak year of use was 1946, first year of the Baby Boom. It ranked 216th then. It's been out of the top 1000 since 1989, but all in all I prefer it to Milton.

Francine and Milton sound like an elderly Miami Beach couple to me, which may be why whoever comes up with replacement suggestions from the USA thought of them together. :)
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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#165 Postby galaxy401 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:46 pm

So no Pacific names got retired after the active year. There weren't serious contenders from that season. The best chance storms, Lane and Willa, weren't strong candidates for retirement.
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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#166 Postby HurricaneRyan » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:37 pm

Fans of Arthur and American Dad will probably keep Francine as a modern name. I can already imagine the memes in 2024, considering that we got Spongebob and Grease memes from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#167 Postby AnnularCane » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:47 pm

I don't mind Francine much, but Milton? I dunno... Sometimes I wish I could pick the names. :wink:
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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#168 Postby HurricaneRyan » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:55 pm

AnnularCane wrote:I don't mind Francine much, but Milton? I dunno... Sometimes I wish I could pick the names. :wink:


Worst replacement name they have given us since Katia and Rina.
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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#169 Postby Chris90 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:15 pm

Francine and Milton being selected is a definite change of style compared to some of the replacements selected last year, like Idalia, Margot, and Nigel. I'd never even heard the name Idalia before, and I was surprised as well with Nigel.
Francine and Milton don't surprise me, but they are definitely old-fashioned and out of style, I've only ever heard them in relation to older individuals.
Maybe they have a naming theme each year, and this year was "Names from Before Hurricane Naming."
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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#170 Postby DioBrando » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:36 pm

Chris90 wrote:Francine and Milton being selected is a definite change of style compared to some of the replacements selected last year, like Idalia, Margot, and Nigel. I'd never even heard the name Idalia before, and I was surprised as well with Nigel.
Francine and Milton don't surprise me, but they are definitely old-fashioned and out of style, I've only ever heard them in relation to older individuals.
Maybe they have a naming theme each year, and this year was "Names from Before Hurricane Naming."

I mean, the names on that particular naming list seem to be very old fashioned... like the ones on this year's list has a more Contentintal/Brit Isles flavour...
Nevertheless can't wait to see the QUALITY memes bc of francine (arthur)
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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#171 Postby GSBHurricane » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:40 pm

DioBrando wrote:
Chris90 wrote:Francine and Milton being selected is a definite change of style compared to some of the replacements selected last year, like Idalia, Margot, and Nigel. I'd never even heard the name Idalia before, and I was surprised as well with Nigel.
Francine and Milton don't surprise me, but they are definitely old-fashioned and out of style, I've only ever heard them in relation to older individuals.
Maybe they have a naming theme each year, and this year was "Names from Before Hurricane Naming."

I mean, the names on that particular naming list seem to be very old fashioned... like the ones on this year's list has a more Contentintal/Brit Isles flavour...
Nevertheless can't wait to see the QUALITY memes bc of francine (arthur)

And imagine the memes Mulan will generate when it is used in the WPAC.
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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#172 Postby DioBrando » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:10 pm

GSBHurricane wrote:
DioBrando wrote:
Chris90 wrote:Francine and Milton being selected is a definite change of style compared to some of the replacements selected last year, like Idalia, Margot, and Nigel. I'd never even heard the name Idalia before, and I was surprised as well with Nigel.
Francine and Milton don't surprise me, but they are definitely old-fashioned and out of style, I've only ever heard them in relation to older individuals.
Maybe they have a naming theme each year, and this year was "Names from Before Hurricane Naming."

I mean, the names on that particular naming list seem to be very old fashioned... like the ones on this year's list has a more Contentintal/Brit Isles flavour...
Nevertheless can't wait to see the QUALITY memes bc of francine (arthur)

And imagine the memes Mulan will generate when it is used in the WPAC.

in all honesty I want to see a Jotaro, Josuke or Yoshikage in the WPAC, at the same time a Jonathan or Joseph is spinning up in the Atlantic or EPAC
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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#173 Postby GSBHurricane » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:23 pm

If Willa wasn't retired, then why was Kenna of 2002?
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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#174 Postby Hurricane Mike » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:04 am

"Hurricane Milton" sounds pretty sweet.
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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#175 Postby wxman57 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:36 am

Cleveland Kent Evans wrote:
GSBHurricane wrote:Florence and Michael are out. Francine and Milton are in. https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/flor ... ganization


These are "OK" in terms of fitting the basic requirements of being fairly short and easy to pronounce.

I would have preferred something less "elderly" sounding as a replacement for Michael. Milton's peak year of use in the USA was way back in 1912 ( at rank #64) and it's been out of the top 1000 baby names since 2009.

Francine's peak year of use was 1946, first year of the Baby Boom. It ranked 216th then. It's been out of the top 1000 since 1989, but all in all I prefer it to Milton.

Francine and Milton sound like an elderly Miami Beach couple to me, which may be why whoever comes up with replacement suggestions from the USA thought of them together. :)


Francine & Milton sound just fine, to me. I recently prepared a hurricane drill and the name they picked for the drill storm was "Francine".
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Re: 2018 Cyclones Retirement

#176 Postby Hurricanehink » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:40 pm

GSBHurricane wrote:If Willa wasn't retired, then why was Kenna of 2002?


Mexico is fickle with retirements. Kenna was one of Mexico’s worst at the time, but there have since been many big storms in the country, including Manuel and Patricia.
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