Hurricanes are named from predetermined lists of male and female names.
to see the lists for 2011 and beyond.
The National Weather Service first used female names; in 1979 it added male names. Six alphabetical naming lists rotate each year, resulting in reuse of names. Names of big or destructive storms are retired.
Tropical cyclones are named for historical reasons and so to avoid confusion
when ..... They also decided that the new lists of hurricane name would start to be
Reason to Name Hurricanes. Experience shows that the use of short, distinctive
names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and less subject ...
History of Hurricane Names. For several hundred years many hurricanes in the
West Indies were named after the particular saint's day on which the hurricane ...
History of Atlantic Hurricane Names. Names have been given to Atlantic
hurricanes for a few hundred years. People living in the Caribbean Islands
Aug 25, 2011 ... As Hurricane Irene churns toward the northeastern United States, find out how
tropical cyclones came to be assigned people's names.
May 14, 2013 ... With the approach of hurricane season, don't waste time emailing the National
Hurricane Center (NHC) pleading for your favorite person's ...
History of Hurricane Names. Forecasts: Hurrican and troppical storm forecast -
track and cone - best track. For several hundred years many hurricanes in the ...
Aug 27, 2012 ... ... of current hurricanes, including Earl and Fiona, may seem simple, the system
of naming hurricanes has a long and complicated history.
Atlantic Storms Retired Into Hurricane History. Hurricanes began getting names
in 1950, when the U.S. Weather Bureau began using the phonetic alphabet ...