Wednesday, September 30, 2015

You May Have Known ... But I Really Didn't

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.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great time to quilt! Hope it doesn't turn into a hurricane and passes by.
    Hugs, Noreen