The Atlantic is assigned six lists of names, with one list used each year. Every seventh year, the first list begins again.
The only exception is if a storm is so deadly or costly that any future use could be seen as inappropriate. If that occurs, the offending name is stricken from the list and another is selected to replace it at an annual meeting by the naming committee.
From Andrea to Wendy, check out the storm names for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began June 1:
It was a summer slam in Santa Barbara from what was once Hurricane Marie. Now it has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but the force coming in from the Pacific Ocean has roughed up some of our coastline.
A catalytic converter in a passing vehicle is suspected to be the cause of a brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon on the Harris Grade, near Lompoc. Firefighters were able to limit the blaze to less than 20 acres.
A Hurricane making its way through the Pacific Ocean is expected to bring high surf and strong currents to Ventura County south and southeast-facing beaches this week. Rescuers are urging the public to be cautious while entering the water, but surfers are enjoying the bigger sets.