Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Are You a Hurricane This Year?

Posted By on Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 3:05 PM

My favorite Hurricane was Hurricane Carter.
  • My favorite Hurricane was Hurricane Carter.
Today marks the start of Hurricane Season 2010, sure to be a memorable one as tropical winds stir shit up in the oil-slick Gulf of Mexico. First up, just as soon as atmospheric conditions permit, is Alex. Readers of The Measure named Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Igor, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Matthew, Nicole, Otto, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tomas, Virginie and Walter may also wish to pay special attention to this year's hurricane season, as these are the names on this year's hurricane name list (there are six 20-name lists in annual rotation, alternately boy-girl-boy and girl-boy-girl, with replacements whenever one named storm becomes particularly distinctive).

Despite my best efforts, neither the World Meteorological Organization nor my girlfriend seems particularly interested in referring to a "Hurricane Mark" any time soon, though we at The L have high hopes for Hurricane Mike, coming to a tropical depression near you some time in the fall of 2012, the year the world ends. Fans of the Natural Redhead should also be advised that 1957's Hurricane Audrey caused 416 fatalities and major property damage in Texas and Louisiana especially.

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