MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — With a month still to go this Atlantic hurricane season, forecaster have once again reached the end of the alphabet thanks to Wanda.
Wanda has hardly strengthened since it formed on Saturday, reaching top sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kmh), and poses no threat to land. Forecasters predicted Monday that it will wobble around for several days before dissipating far from any coast.READ MORE: Bob Dole, World War II Veteran, Senator & Presidential Nominee, Has Died At 98
More notable is that with Wanda, the U.S. National Hurricane Center has now used up its initial list of 21 named storms for the second consecutive year.READ MORE: Banksy 'Charlie Brown' Sells For $4 Million, While Child Prodigy Thrills Crowd With His Artwork
Names beginning with Q, U, X, Y and Z have been deemed too hard to pronounce when it comes to storm warnings. And don’t expect Alpha to Omega if still more storms take shape: The World Meteorological Organization voted this year to retire the Greek alphabet as too confusing. A different, supplemental list of names has been approved instead, from Adria to Will.MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: A Warmer, More Humid Sunday
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