In the Atlantic Ocean, tropical storms that reach a sustained wind speed of 39 miles per hour are given a name, such as "Tropical Storm Fran". If the storm reaches a sustained wind speed of 74 miles per hour it is called a hurricane - such as "Hurricane Fran". So, hurricanes are not given names, tropical storms are given names, and they retain their name if they develop into a hurricane. <<<< i got this and the names from www. geology .com / hurricanes / hurricane - names .shtml and alot of the future ones are named after guys like harvey etc
In 1963 meterologists started naming tropical storms women's names in alphabetical order (e.g. the first storm of the season might be Alice, 2nd Betty, 3rd Carla...) In 1978 meteorologists started alternating between male and female names in alphabetical order. I was a Jr. in high school at the time and having heard storms with female names my entire life male named storms sounded wrong but over time I got used to them.
Current naming conventions are about equal for men and women. It has nothing to do with whether the storms are like men or women. Sometimes I'm amazingly boggled not by the question asked here, but by the answers, since you can find most of the answers on the internet, which is where you are, hello?
If you think about it, everything is named after women. Cars, boats, and storms- haha. When men refer to things, they use 'she' and 'her'. I like to think of it as a term of endearment :)
I dont think the people that name them really care. although in my opinion women are like hurricanes and men are like tornados. think about it
Well it could be when they come the are wild, and when they leave they take the house and car.
Many hurricanes are named after men. If I remember correctly, its 50% for each gender.
Correct, they alternate beginning by A...
i. e. Adam, Belinda, Charles...
Very true, lol.