Who comes up with the official names for hurricanes and tropical storms?
#34385. Asked by Yank. (May 27 03 2:18 AM)
traditionally it was the meterologist who identified the storm. these days i beleive they have a list of names at the ready based on the phonetic alphabet for storms as they are identified. see this site for the origins of naming hurricanes after people - particularly women and politicians - a practice that actually started down under. (you certainly knew if this guy didnt like you....:)
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