2023 Hurricane Names Released: Yours Might Be On the List
Hurricane season arrives on June 1 and lasts until late November and we have the list of names the National Hurricane Center will be using in 2023.
No Hurricanes in Illinois
That statement above is mostly true, there are no actual hurricanes in Illinois. But, Illinois does get remnants from hurricanes but were never anywhere close to what you might call, "the eye of the storm."
It's always interesting to see how people who live in areas where hurricanes and tropical storms are pretty regular, react and prepare differently, for their arrival. Some (me, that one time when I lived in coastal Virginia) pack the car with valuables, board up the windows, and head far inland, others throw hurricane parties and ride out the storm.
Before leaving Virginia Beach to head inland, I passed the hair salon near my apartment that had boarded up the big glass window in front and spray-painted a message for Hurricane Emily,
Stop in for a full makeover, Emily
It just so happens that Emily is again on the list of Hurricane Names for 2023.
The National Hurricane Center creates the list and already has the full lists that rotate and then get recycled every six years.
Each list contains 21 names, one for each letter of the alphabet except for Q, U, X, Y, and Z.
Are YOU the storm we all need to watch out for?