Why do hurricanes have names like Sandy/ Katrina etc--?

Who really name them and why?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Tropical Storms / Hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean are named by the National Hurricane Center (a division of the National Weather Service) in Florida... for each Hurricane Season (1 June - 30 Nov)

    The ARE named in alphabetical order... Sandy IS the 19th named storm of the season. We just got lucky this year in the USA and had very few storms come ashore HERE (and therefore make the news).

    Here are the names for the 2013 season !!

    Andrea

    Barry

    Chantal

    Dorian

    Erin

    Fernand

    Gabrielle

    Humberto

    Ingrid

    Jerry

    Karen

    Lorenzo

    Melissa

    Nestor

    Olga

    Pablo

    Rebekah

    Sebastien

    Tanya

    Van

    Wendy

    They WERE given only female names up until recently (last 5 years ?) Now they are slipping in a male name or two each year.

    ALSO... they are 'white" names because any time an "African-American" sounding name is on the list before it is publish... the NAACP protests !! They are DEATHLY afraid that a MAJOR hurricane will be "black"... hey you want equality, DEAL with it !!

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I don't know if this is a joke question or not, but their names go alphabetically, then boy, girl, boy girl.

  • 8 years ago

    The better question is how do they decide the hurricane's gender

  • 8 years ago

    id like to know that too

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I heard it was alphabetically, but apparently not.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    good question

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