NOAA: WMO retires Ingrid and Manuel for Atlantic and eastern North Pacific basins

NOAA: WMO retires Ingrid and Manuel for Atlantic and eastern North Pacific basins

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11 April 2014

Both storms had deadly impacts on Mexico in 2013 - The World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) hurricane committee announced today it will no longer use the name Ingrid for future tropical storms or hurricanes in the Atlantic, and the name Manuel in the eastern North Pacific, because of the death and destruction both storms caused in Mexico in September 2013.

The WMO will replace Ingrid with “Imelda” and Manuel with “Mario” when the 2013 lists are reused in 2019.

In September 2013, Ingrid was a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. It made landfall as a tropical storm in northeastern Mexico. Simultaneously, Manual developed over the eastern North Pacific and made landfall as a tropical storm on the southern coast of Mexico. It then reformed in the Gulf of California and made a second landfall in Mexico as a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale hurricane. 

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