The official start date of hurricane season is three months away as meteorologists expect a particularly active period this year when three of the anticipated massive storms will be named after Disney characters. The World Meteorological Organization’s list of names for hurricanes in both the Atlantic and Pacific basins includes Olaf, Elsa, and Ana – three characters from Frozen. The film was released in 2013, and the characters’ names were initially placed on the list of hurricane names by the WMO in 2015. This year, the WMO and National Hurricane Center is recycling the list from 2015, as is custom every six years. Names of hurricanes that are unusually destructive are retired and never to be used again.
Photo Credit: Disney – Frozen Movie / NOAA