FROM THE WEATHER BUREAU.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE members of the Beaver County Classical Club, who have won, by random drawing, the privilege of compiling the list of names for tropical storms and hurricanes in the 2009 season. Storms next year will be named from the following list:

Aeschines
Bellerophon
Callirhoe
Danae
Euphrosyne
Frontinus
Gordianus
Hyrcanus
Irving
Lepidus
Messalina
Nemesianus
Onomacritus
Philomela
Quirinus
Rhodopis
Sanchuniathon
Trophonius
Vercingetorix
Xanthippe
Zalmoxis

Owing to the rules of classical Latin spelling, the list is several letters shorter than an alphabetical list of English names would be. Provision has therefore been made, in case of a large number of storms, for a second list, consisting of the same names but spelled in the Greek alphabet.