Two Tropical Cyclone Names Retired from List of Atlantic Storms

March 16, 2011

Hurricane Igor as it strikes Newfoundland on September 21.

Hurricane Igor as it strikes Newfoundland on September 21.
High Resolution (Credit: NOAA)

Two tropical cyclone names in the Atlantic were retired from the official name rotation by the World Meteorological Organization’s hurricane committee because of the deaths and damage they caused in 2010. The committee issues the list of potential names for tropical cyclones to be used every six years for both the Atlantic and eastern North Pacific basins.

The names Igor and Tomas in the Atlantic would have appeared again in 2016 but will no longer be used.  In their places will be Ian and Tobias. 

Details of the retired 2010 named storms are shown below:

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