Hurricanes are not named after people. They are given human names because personal names are memorable, and they make it easier for people to understand forecasts and...
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.
Ahead of the 1971 Atlantic hurricane season, ten lists of hurricane names were
inaugurated, by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In 1977 it
Apr 17, 2015 ... Reason to Name Hurricanes. Experience shows that the use of short, distinctive
names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker ...
And despite the ungodly wrath that hurricanes
can unleash, the earliest hurricane naming
system -- dating back hundreds of years in the West Indies -- used saints' names
, coinciding with the feast day on which the hurricane
When a storm causes particular suffering... More »
Recent and Future Hurricane Names: In the Atlantic Ocean, tropical storms that
reach a sustained wind speed of 39 miles per hour are given a name, such as ...
Any nation impacted by a severe hurricane can lobby the WMO to have the
hurricane's name retired. From 1950 - 2011, 76 hurricanes had their names
2015. 2016. 2017. 2018. 2019. 2020. Ana, Alex, Arlene, Alberto, Andrea, Arthur.
Bill, Bonnie, Bret, Beryl, Barry, Bertha. Claudette, Colin, Cindy, Chris, Chantal ...
When a tropical storm, or hurricane develops, it is assigned a name by the
National Hurricane Center This is so that these particular systems can be
Hurricane names for 2015 Atlantic basin and Eastern Pacific tropical storm