How do they come up with storm names?
latest one is called Irene. is the next storm name already chosen?
They start with the letter A and end with Z. For instance the first one might be Albert. The next one Betty and so on down the line.
To add to cookie's comment they also alternate between male and female names. This name is female and the next will be male. Once they have gone throughout the english language names they move on the the Greek (I believe) names.
FEMA has your answer!http://www.fema.gov/kids/hunames.htm
They randomly choose names that correspond with letters of the alphabet.
They go to a local Chinese restaurant and read the little slips inside the fortune cookies.