Just for the record Derby said he's not afraid of any
hurricane. But he did make it quite clear we better have
enough kibble in the pantry in case we lose electricity.
We've been lucky this hurricane season [actually real lucky
if you ask me] but I feel our luck is slowly running out ...
that brings me to the subject of today's blog post
Why are Hurricanes Name? Here is the explanation:
Why are Hurricanes Named?
Hurricanes occur every year and sometimes two or three
hurricanes can be active at the same time. Using names
for these storms makes it much easier for meteorologists,
researchers, emergency response workers, ship captains
and citizens to communicate about specific
hurricanes and be clearly understood.
For that reason the World Meteorological Organization develops
a list of names that are assigned in alphabetical order
to tropical storms as the are discovered in each
hurricane season. Names can be repeated after an interval
of six years, but the names of especially severe storms
are permanently retired from use.
In the Atlantic Ocean, tropical storms that reach a sustained
wind speed of 39 miles per hour are given a name,
such as "Tropical Storm Fran". If the storm reaches a sustained
wind speed of 74 miles per hour it is called a hurricane -
such as "Hurricane Fran". So, hurricanes are not given names,
tropical storms are given names, and they retain their name
if they develop into a hurricane. The names used for recent and
future Atlantic storms are listed in the table below.
To continue reading this article [and see the names
of future hurricanes] use the link provided below:
Be safe my fellow east coast friends.