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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsWeather · 1 decade ago

How do they get names for storms?

All seem to be summer storms why no manes for winter storms?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1RST: IT DOESNT HAVE TO BE SUMMER TIME,but they most likeley happend in summer time due to the presence of heat,,, a huricane storm is created by a combination of heat and cold air ..etc...

    NAMING HURICANES.

    It was during World War II that forecasters and meteorologists began using female names in identifying the storms.

    In 1953 the US weather service officially adopted the idea and created a new phonetic alphabet (international) of women's names from A to W.

    There are two lists. One for the Atlantic Ocean and one for the Eastern Pacific Ocean. These lists are rotated year by year. As a result, names in 2001 will also be used in 2007. Now, the exception is the Central and Western Pacific Ocean. Those names are not rotated on a yearly basis.

    The National Hurricane Center near Miami, Florida USA keeps an alert eye on all oceanic storms. If winds are more than 39 miles per hour, it is officially a Tropical Storm and will be given a name. If it's under 39 miles per hour, well it's just a mighty big gusty wind

    Agnes (1972)

    Alicia (1983)

    Allen (1980)

    Allison (2001)

    Andrew (1992)

    Anita (1977)

    Audrey (1957)

    Betsy (1965)

    Bob (1991)

    Beulah (1967)

    Camille (1969)

    Carla (1961)

    Carmen (1974)

    Carol (1954)

    Celia (1970)

    Cesar (1996)

    Charley (2004)

    Cleo (1964)

    Connie (1955)

    David (1979)

    Dennis (2005)

    Diana (1990)

    Dianne (1955)

    Donna (1960)

    Dora (1964)

    Edna (1968)

    Elena (1985)

    Eloise (1975)

    FiFi (1974)

    Flora (1963)

    Floyd (1999)

    Fran (1996)

    Frances (2004)

    Frederic (1979)

    Georges (1998)

    Gilbert (1988)

    Gloria (1985)

    Gracie (1959)

    Hattie (1961)

    Hazel (1954)

    Hilda (1964)

    Hortense (1996)

    Hugo (1989)

    Inez (1966)

    Ione (1955)

    Iris (2001)

    Isabel (2003)

    Ivan (2004)

    Janet (1955)

    Jean (2004)

    Joan (1988)

    Katrina (2005)

    Keith (2000)

    Klaus (1990)

    Luis (1995)

    Lenny (1999)

    Marilyn (1995)

    Michelle (2001)

    Mitch (1998)

    Opal (1995)

    Rita (2005)

    Roxanne (1995)

    Stan (2005)

    Wilma (2005) .

    2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

    Arthur Ana Alex Arlene Alberto Andrea

    Bertha Bill Bonnie Bret Beryl Barry

    Cristobal Claudette Charley Cindy Chris Chantal

    Dolly Danny Danielle Don Debby Dean

    Edouard Erika Earl Emily Ernesto Erin

    Fay Fabian Frances Franklin Florence Felix

    Gustav Grace Gaston Gert Gordon Gabrielle

    Hanna Henri Hermine Harvey Helene Humberto

    Isidore Isabel* Ivan Irene Isaac Ingrid

    Josephine Juan Jeanne Jose Joyce Jerry

    Kyle Kate Karl Katia Kirk Karen

    Lili Larry Lisa Lee Leslie Lorenzo

    Marco Mindy Matthew Maria Michael Melissa

    Nana Nicholas Nicole Nate Nadine Noel

    Omar Odette Otto Ophelia Oscar Olga

    Paloma Peter Paula Philippe Patty Pablo

    Rene Rose Richard Rina Rafael Rebekah

    Sally Sam Shary Sean Sandy Sebastien

    Teddy Teresa Tomas Tammy Tony Tanya

    Vicky Victor Virginie Vince Valerie Van

    Wilfred Wanda Walter Whitney William Wendy

    2008 2009 2010

    Arthur

    Bertha

    Cristobal

    Dolly

    Edouard

    Fay

    Gustav

    Hanna

    Ike

    Josephine

    Kyle

    Lili*

    Marco

    Nana

    Omar

    Paloma

    Rene

    Sally

    Teddy

    Vicky

    Wilfred Ana

    Bill

    Claudette

    Danny

    Erika

    Fred

    Grace

    Henri

    Ida

    Joaquin

    Kate

    Larry

    Mindy

    Nicholas

    Odette

    Peter

    Rose

    Sam

    Teresa

    Victor

    Wanda Alex

    Bonnie

    Colin

    Danielle

    Earl

    Fiona

    Gaston

    Hermine

    Igor

    Julia

    Karl

    Lisa

    Matthew

    Nicole

    Otto

    Paula

    Richard

    Shary

    Tomas

    Virginie

    Walter Note: These lists are also re-cycled every six years. So, the 2004 list above will be used again in 2010, except for any retired names

  • 1 decade ago

    They only have names for hurricanes and storms during the summer months for the fact that they are always more intense and usually contain allot more strength and energy compared to the storms during Winter months,so in turn they give them names so that people become aware of what is coming their way... I guess they set it up that way because there is to many small storms in the Northern hemisphere,so it there would be to many names???... Maybe in the future it will change and there will be a name for any given storm or hurricane... Sounds like a good idea to me... Why not,right???... Take care... Olivia

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Only tropical depressions are "named", and only when the storm system has reached a certain intensity.

    The intensity is determined by the highest wind speeds which are near (but not at) the center. At that point when there are gale force winds (34 knots or more) surrounding or nearly surrounding the center, the tropical depression is classified as a Tropical Cyclone and named.

    The name comes from a list that has been agreed amongst the countries in the tropical cyclone region. The next name on the list is used.

    Tropical cyclones generally only occur in summer.

  • 1 decade ago

    They only give hurricanes names because their are so many winter storms they would have to run through the alphabet around 2 or 3 times a year and would pretty soon run out of names.

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