Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Hurricanes: What's after Wilma?

Wilma, the latest, in a string of hurricanes is expected to reach Florida sometime on Friday. Currently it is moving at a rate of 7 mph and is expected to become a "major hurricane" by time it reaches the states. With hurricane season to continue for another six weeks we have reached the end of names for the storms.

The formation of Wilma on Monday meant the hurricane center has reached the end of its seasonal list of male and female names. If more tropical storms form this season, forecasters will begin using the Greek alphabet, starting with Alpha.

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