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Hurricane Names (why they’re given people names)

Hurricane Andrew, Katrina, Harvey – why are storms given human names? As a personal name enthusiast I’ve always wondered this myself, so I did a little research over at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Center. Before hurricanes had names, they were identified by their original latitude-longitude which could get very cumbersome, especially when the storm information had to be communicated over short wave and public radio! [Read more...]