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Why do they name hurricane and tornados after woman ?

68 mths ago

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Because when they come they make a lot of noise and when they leave they take everything with them.

68 mths ago

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I think they run out of men's names

68 mths ago

They're Mother Nature's daughters. She doesn't have sons. I think.

68 mths ago

I seem to remember hearing a few male names in there? (Or maybe that's cyclones?)

68 mths ago

Because they start out small and you can never know how destructive they might become.

68 mths ago

They have a new list every year. It contains both men and women's names. Remember Hurricane Andrew?

68 mths ago

Woman are unpredictable and can be a real bitch when you piss her off?

68 mths ago

Beacause they are as unpredictable as females?

68 mths ago

For several hundred years, hurricanes in the West Indies were often named after the particular saint’s day on which the hurricane occurred. For example "Hurricane San Felipe" struck Puerto Rico on 13 September 1876. Another storm struck Puerto Rico on the same day in 1928, and this storm was named "Hurricane San Felipe the second." Later, latitude-longitude positions were used. However, experience has shown that using distinctive names in communications is quicker and less subject to error than the cumbersome latitude longitude identification methods. Using women’s names became the practice during World War II, following the use of a woman’s name for a storm in the 1941 novel "Storm" by George R. Stewart. In 1951 the United States adopted a confusing plan to name storms by a phonetic alphabet (Able, Baker, Charlie), and in 1953 the nation’s weather services returned to using female names. The practice of using female names exclusively ended in 1978 when names from both genders were used to designate storms in the eastern Pacific. A year later, male and female names were included in lists for the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. The name lists, which have been agreed upon at international meetings of the World Meteorological Organization, have a French, Spanish, Dutch, and English flavor because hurricanes affect other nations and are tracked by the public and weather services of many countries. The Tropical Prediction Center in Miami, FL keeps a constant watch on oceanic storm-breeding grounds. Once a system with counterclockwise circulation and wind speeds of 39 mph or greater is identified, the Center gives the storm a name from the list for the current year. The letters Q, U, X, Y, and Z are not included because of the scarcity of names beginning with those letters. Names associated with storms that have caused significant death and/or damage are usually retired from the list.

Source: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/basics/naming.shtml

68 mths ago

Because they have the same tempers, unpredictable as hell.

68 mths ago

Because they are like women .. they start as a gentle breeze but when they have finished they take your house and your car ......

68 mths ago

Women have stormy personalities. Tornados don't get named, only hurricanes/cyclones.

68 mths ago

Omdat niemand regtig weet wanneer hulle regtig gaan tref nie, en niemand het 'n idee wat die 'graad' gaan wees as dit eers tref nie!

68 mths ago

Because the men obviously had a warped sense of humour. Probably put their wives' names on the list first! Surely it would be better to call them by the colours of the rainbow and all the various shades? Just imagine: Hurricane Teal or Hurricane Forest Green. That doesn't sound half as threatening as Hurricane Josephine (for example).

68 mths ago

Maybe because we are more important? You know the Women from Venus, Men from Mars story!

68 mths ago

Because Hell hath no fury like a woman - or a hurricane

68 mths ago

Have you seen how much damage a woman can cause when she is angry, I think that explains it all

68 mths ago

They arrive wet & wild and leave with all your possesions

68 mths ago

Cos men wouldn't leave an impression!!

68 mths ago

because they destroy everything in their path, and when they leave they take your house and car....

68 mths ago

Because hurricane bakkies doesn't have quite the same ring to it

68 mths ago

Thumbsie, I realy like you but realy realy stop google-ing the answers you are giving. I don't even read them anymore cause I can do that myself. Because the earth is named after a woman. Mother earth. So are we. We are woman and mothers. We fight like mother earth and tigers for our children and what is ours. Do I make sence? Jislaaik oompie, my spelling is regtig sleg vandag. Ek is soos daai hurricane...sal iemand se oe uitkrap as jy aan my goed vat. Ek dink dit is hoekom mother earth so baie desasters ons kant toe gooi. Sy probeer net protect wat hare is.

68 mths ago

Because when they arive, they are warm, wet and wild, and when they leave, they take your house, car, boat, caravan, motocycle......................

68 mths ago

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