Who Names Hurricanes?

Information about Who Names Hurricanes.

Every hurricane season when new hurricanes are approaching with different names, a question we hear all the time is: Who names hurricanes or who comes up with these hurricane names?

Actually, no one names hurricanes. Instead, tropical storms are named by the National Hurricane Center located in Miami. A tropical storm is defined as a tropical cyclone that has winds of at least 40 miles per hour. If a tropical storm has winds of at least 74 miles per hour, then it is called a hurricane.

Thus, all tropical storms are named and then if it graduates to a Hurricane, it will take the tropical storm name it was born from.

There is a predermined list of alternating male and female names for tropical storms for each season.

See the list of Hurricane Names 2013 or Hurricane Names 2014

Hurricane Names
Find hurricane names for future years here. List of hurricane names for the next 50 years.

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