This year: The first named Atlantic tropical storm was Ana. The second Bill. The third Claudette. And if we get to S: Sam. (And next year’s first storm will be Alex.)
If the names hadn’t been picked out a long time in advance, I would suspect some silly SVM/True Blood love at NOAA.
Then we need D: Dawn, E: Eric (because i doubt they would name a tropical storm Eggs.)
Sneaky NOAA people.
They have Erika this year…that’s close.
Okay, see, now there is really something fishy about it all.
And in 2013, Barry the Bell Boy gets his due.
So I was looking at the list…there’s Arlene in 2011, and Rene in 2014.
Victor is later this year, too. And Debby, though in the books it is Debbie, is 2012. And Tanya is on there.