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The 2nd ‘R’ in Hurricanes

September 19, 2005

Tropical Storm Rita 5 day track from NOAA as of 9-19-05It continues to be an extra-busy hurricane season; Tropical Storm Hurricane Rita is gathering strength and getting ready to pound the Florida Keys on it’s way to the Texas Texas or Louisiana Gulf Coast.

Rita is only the second Atlantic storm to get an “R” name since they started naming them alphabetically back in 1953 (the first was Roxanne in 1995) — and Hurricane Season doesn’t officially end until November 30th, two and a half months from now.

Apparently if they run out of alphabetical names, they’ll go to Greek letters…

Looks like it’s going to be a bumpy fall…

If you want a handy, constantly-updated reference to this year’s hurricane season, Wikipedia’s 2005 Atlantic hurricane season page is a great place to start.

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