Why are hurricanes named?

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by GftE05, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. GftE05 Registered Member

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    I'm a bit confused of why hurricanes are named. Can someone please explain?Are tornadoes also named?

    From what I've known so far, there are:
    Hurricane Edward
    Hurricane Charles
    Hurricane Frances
    Hurricane Ivan aka "Ivan the Terrible"

    Are there anymore?


    (Sorry if this topic doesn't apply in this group.)
     
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  3. Albume27 Registered Senior Member

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    Hell yes. There are lots more from the past.
     
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  5. rGEMINI Fallen Entity Registered Senior Member

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    ... hurricanes are named because there are alot and they last for a good amount of times... you need a way of calling me that is easy to remember... not oh EOD2349 is about to srike Hawaii again =P

    edit: you don't name torando because they only last for about half a day =_
     
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  7. The Singularity The last thing you'll ever see Registered Senior Member

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    rGEMINI pretty much summed it up but here is a more formal reason:

    More information on the topic (and to see if your name could eventually be related to a future hurricane) can be found here:

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml
     
  8. The Singularity The last thing you'll ever see Registered Senior Member

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    The vast majority of tornadoes don't even last for 30 minutes ... yet alone half the day.
     
  9. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    Wow, they do it alphabetically.
     

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