Jun 262010
 

Hurricanes are also known as typhoons or tropical cyclones. The table shows the World Meteorological Organization’s official list of 2010 hurricane names.

Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and CaribbeanEastern Pacific
AlexAgatha
BonnieBlas
ColinCelia
DanielleDarby
EarlEstelle
FionaFrank
GastonGeorgette
HermineHoward
IgorIsis
JuliaJavier
KarlKay
LisaLester
MatthewMadeline
NicoleNewton
OttoOrlene
PaulaPaine
RichardRoslyn
SharySeymour
TomasTina
VirginieVirgil
WalterWinifred
Xavier
Yolanda
Zeke

Hurricane Darby is currently off the Pacific coast. It is the second major hurricane so far this hurricane season, the first being Hurricane Celia. As of June 25, Hurricane Celia is well out to sea, while Hurricane Darby is a Category 3 storm, with maximum sustained winds near 115 mph (185 kph). Hurricane Darby  is located about 265 miles (425 kilometers) southwest of Acapulco, and heading west-northwest (ie out to sea) at about 6 mph (9 kph). Neither hurricane looks likely to affect land areas.

We are still waiting for the first fully-fledged hurricane to develop on the other side of Mexico.

Note that male and female names alternate. Names are often reused in future years, with the exception of the names of any particularly violent storms, which are officially “retired” from the list for a long time.

Hurricanes and other climatic hazards are analyzed in detail in chapter 4 of  Geo-Mexico: the geography and dynamics of modern Mexico.

  One Response to “Atlantic and eastern Pacific hurricane names for 2010”

  1. Thank you so much for all of these

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