Stay Away, Arlene: 2017 Hurricane Names Announced


The 2017 hurricane season is just weeks away, if you can believe it. With that in mind, the list of hurricane names has been announced by the world meteorological organization.

The list of unwelcome potential visitors starts with Arlene, Bret and Cindy. Depending on the activity in the Atlantic and the Gulf this year, there could be a Jose, Ophelia and Philippe – or even a Whitney -- along the way.

The names come from six lists that are rotated each season. New names are created when the names of especially severe storms are retired ... like Katrina and Rita.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November.

Here's the list of names:

 Arlene

 Bret

 Cindy

 Don

 Emily

 Franklin

 Gert

 Harvey

 Irma

 Jose

 Katia

 Lee

 Maria

 Nate

 Ophelia

 Philippe

 Rina

 Sean

 Tammy

 Vince

 Whitney


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