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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

A family of hurricanes

Worldwide Tropical Cyclone Names

With the impending hurricane Frances, that means that several family members have had storms with their names, and mine (Lisa) is on this year's list as well.

Carmen (1974) [the only hurricane I've been in] - Frances (2004) - Allen (1980) [my father's Allan, but still] - Lisa (potential 2004) is one unbroken line, for example. (My great-grandmother's dad's name was Ota, and that apparently didn't make it into any list.) Similarly, there aren't any names to chain up my mom's side.

Funny, too, since one side is definitely more emotionally stormy than the other. Can you guess which one?

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