Latest Tropical cyclone naming Stories

2011-08-04 13:37:09

According to government forecasters, the Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be busy with an above-average number of storms. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters said Thursday that they expect up to 19 named storms to develop by the end of the season on November 30. "The atmosphere and Atlantic Ocean are primed for high hurricane activity during August through October," Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at the Climate Prediction Center,...

2009-09-03 12:20:00

During the yearly Atlantic hurricane season, the names of these tempestuous storms because almost household names, and many wonder if there is a rhyme or reason for the seemingly random titles, according to an AFP report. All of the previous names of hurricanes like Wilma, Rita and the infamous Katrina are officially "retired" and will never be given to another storm. This allows for new names to be given to weather systems as they emerge each hurricane season. The World Meteorological...

2005-11-30 15:00:48

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Meteorologists used up so many Atlantic storm names during the 2005 hurricane season that they may have to create a new back-up list in case supplies are exhausted in future busy years, U.S. forecasters said. Meteorologists said the busy 2005 season was part of a natural cycle of heightened Atlantic hurricane activity that could last for decades. Hurricane names are chosen by the United Nation's World Meteorological Organization. Representatives of...

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The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.