*Markxxx: Anyone know how far down the alphabet we got for hurricane names? *
[ul][li]In the North Atlantic, the letters Q, U, X, Y, and Z are skipped.[/li][li]In the (north)Eastern Pacific, the letters Q & U are skipped. (The only X names planned for use are Xina and Xavier.)[/li][li]In the (north)Central Pacific, only A, E, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, U, & W are used (12 letters).[/li][li]In the (north)Western Pacific, Q, U, & X are skipped.[/li][li]Western Australia: they have 3 lists, 2 with 21 names, one with 20. One skips Q, U, W, X, & Y; another Q, U, X, Y, Z; the short list Q, R(!), U, X, Y, Z.[/li][li]Northern Australia: skips Q, U, X, Y, Z; 2 lists[/li][li]Eastern Australia: skips Q, U, X, Y, Z; 3 lists[/li][li]Fiji region: skips Q & X on three lists, Q, X, & Y on a fourth. Their fifth is used to replace retired names from the other 4.[/li][li]Papua New Guinea: 2 lists, one with 8 names, one with 7. FYI:[/li]
List 1 List 2
(Hope that comes out OK)
[li]Southwest Indian Ocean: skips Q, U, X, & Z; one list[/ul][/li]
All of the above is from NOAA’s World-Wide Tropical Cyclone Names page.