How do they get names for storms?
All seem to be summer storms why no manes for winter storms?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
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...
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
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
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
- Anonymous1 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.