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Not even the weather will let you move on from the 2016 election

Don is not doing so well. In recent days, Don has become notably "less defined" and despite whatever ambitions Don might have once held, any chance of doing something monumental is quickly fizzling out.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Hilary is brewing.

This is not a political drama — it's a meteorological one. Tropical Storm Don, located about 150 miles southeast of Barbados, is the fourth named storm of the season, The Washington Post reports. Meanwhile, out over the Pacific, Tropical Storm Hilary is forming.

You can count on meteorologists to have a sense of humor, but it is actually entirely coincidence that storms Don and Hilary have formed at the same time. "For Atlantic hurricanes, there is a list of male and female names which are used on a six-year rotation," NOAA writes. In the Pacific, storms are named based on location using an "Eastern Pacific," "Central Pacific," and "West Pacific" list of names, which are also re-cycled every six years. In the stratosphere, at least, 2017 just so happened to be Hilary's year.