It's so each storm can be studied as an individual. The name pinpoints the exact dates of the storm, it's tract, it's intensity, what atmospheric conditions influenced the storm, where it made landfall (if it did), the damage, why buildings failed, and many other factors. This has lead to better forecasting, better tract prediction, stronger building codes, etc. I hope this helps. Blessed Be.
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1. To be able to refer to a specific storm, when there is more than one on the weather map at the same time 2. To avoid ambiguity in the historical record, e. g. "Hurricane Carol in 1954" distinguishes it from "Hurricane Ione in 1954."