Tropical storm naming 2002

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jay H, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. Jay H

    Jay H Producer

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    In the NYC area, I heard the newspeople refer to Tropical Storm (Is it officially a Hurricane yet?) Isidore as the 10th TS this year, but if you count the letters, Isidore would be the 9th and I confirmed the names for 2002 through an NOAA website. Is there some weird counting thing or was WABC NY wrong? Or perhaps they are counting tropical depressions (or higher) and there was one TD that died out before it got a name, since only Tropical storms or higher get names?

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    As of the 5PM advisory, it is now Hurricane Isidore.

    Don't know about the WABC story. Perhaps they got their alphabet mixed up, since there is a TS Josephine that is moving away from Newfoundland. So there have been 10 named storms, of which Isidore would be the 9th.
     

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