December 4, 2020

Active 2019 Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end

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From NOAA Stretch of consecutive above-normal seasons continues November 26, 2019The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, which ends on November 30, was marked by tropical activity that churned busily from mid-August through October. The season produced 18 named storms, including six hurricanes of which three were “major” (Category 3, 4 or 5). NOAA’s outlook called for […]

World Meteorological Organization retires names Florence, Michael

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By Irene Sands From WFTV 9 ABC MIAMI – The World Meteorological Organization retired two names from the 2018 hurricane season, Florence and Michael. Major Hurricane FlorenceAt the end of August, a tropical wave exiting Africa was labeled as a potential tropical storm, prompting warnings for the Cape Verde islands. It would eventually become Florence and wreak havoc in […]

From Manfred to Maria: The history of naming hurricanes

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By Larry Sprinkle From wcnc NBC An Atlantic storm that ripped the mast off a boat named Manfred became known as Manfred’s hurricane. Then, in the mid-1900s, people started using female names for storms. The history of naming hurricanes is fascinating. There was a time when storms were given arbitrary names. An Atlantic storm that […]

Tropical Storm and Hurricane names for 2014

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From Tropical – Hurricane Weather forecasters have learned over the years that short, distinctive names in written and spoken communications is quicker and more effective than previous naming conventions based on latitude-longitude methods. Beginning in1953, Atlantic tropical storms have been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center. They are now maintained and updated […]