Sandy retired from list of Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone names
From NOAA -
Sandy has been retired from the official list of Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone names by the World Meteorological Organization’s hurricane committee because of the extreme impacts it caused from Jamaica and Cuba to the Mid-Atlantic United States in October 2012.
And scientists are telling us to be prepared for an active hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean for 2013. See this NPR article: NOAA Predicts Above-Average Hurricane Season and a report from NOAA on the Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook.