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Zombie Storms Cause Mayhem Long After They Drop off Maps

A hurricane may lose its name, its structure and even its place on National Hurricane Center tracking maps. None of that is a guarantee the storm’s meteorological energy won’t keep making mischief.

While still-dangerous storm remnants -- let’s call them zombie storms -- are more common in the North Atlantic, a rarer Pacific example of this is occurring as former Hurricane Ana lends its strength to a system that’s forecast to lash the coast from British Columbia to Washington with high winds and heavy rain.