Who gives Hurricanes their names?

How do Hurricanes get their names and who gives it to them?

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    When the the winds from these storms reach 39 mph (34 kts), the cyclones are given names. Years ago, an international committee developed names for Atlantic cyclones (The History of Naming Hurricanes). In 1979 a six year rotating list of Atlantic storm names was adopted — alternating between male and female hurricane names. Storm names are used to facilitate geographic referencing, for warning services, for legal issues, and to reduce confusion when two or more tropical cyclones occur at the same time. Through a vote of the World Meteorological Organization Region IV Subcommittee, Atlantic cyclone names are retired usually when hurricanes result in substantial damage or death or for other special circumstances. The names assigned for the next several seasons are shown below.

    Names for Atlantic Basin Tropical Cyclones

    2008

    Arthur

    Bertha

    Cristobal

    Dolly

    Edouard

    Fay

    Gustav

    Hanna

    Ike

    Josephine

    Kyle

    Laura

    Marco

    Nana

    Omar

    Paloma

    Rene

    Sally

    Teddy

    Vicky

    Wilfred 2009

    Ana

    Bill

    Claudette

    Danny

    Erika

    Fred

    Grace

    Henri

    Ida

    Joaquin

    Kate

    Larry

    Mindy

    Nicholas

    Odette

    Peter

    Rose

    Sam

    Teresa

    Victor

    Wanda 2010

    Alex

    Bonnie

    Colin

    Danielle

    Earl

    Fiona

    Gaston

    Hermine

    Igor

    Julia

    Karl

    Lisa

    Matthew

    Nicole

    Otto

    Paula

    Richard

    Shary

    Tomas

    Virginie

    Walter 2011

    Arlene

    Bret

    Cindy

    Don

    Emily

    Franklin

    Gert

    Harvey

    Irene

    Jose

    Katia

    Lee

    Maria

    Nate

    Ophelia

    Philippe

    Rina

    Sean

    Tammy

    Vince

    Whitney 2012

    Alberto

    Beryl

    Chris

    Debby

    Ernesto

    Florence

    Gordon

    Helene

    Isaac

    Joyce

    Kirk

    Leslie

    Michael

    Nadine

    Oscar

    Patty

    Rafael

    Sandy

    Tony

    Valerie

    William 2013

    Andrea

    Barry

    Chantal

    Dorian

    Erin

    Fernand

    Gabrielle

    Humberto

    Ingrid

    Jerry

    Karen

    Lorenzo

    Melissa

    Nestor

    Olga

    Pablo

    Rebekah

    Sebastien

    Tanya

    Van

    Wendy

    Source(s): www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/basics.shtml
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