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How do hurricanes get their beautiful feminine names?

Annually hundreds of tropical cyclones, tornado cyclones, hurricanes and sandstorms appear on Earth. We obtain disturbing messages about disasters all over the planet from the TV or radio. Have you noticed those destructive creatures always have feminine names? It may seem quite absurd, that is why we decided to clarify the matter for our dear readers!


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35 Comments
Diane Ray
Way behind the times! Its been years since masculine names were added. Have you not heard about Hurricane Harvey?
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Sep 20, 2017 5:54PM
Cathie Roth Lonnquist
I'm glad you put 1 sentence in your presentation about male names being used starting in 1979 because we already have had 2 male named hurricanes this past week. I really didn't see any point to this presentation. It doesn't contain any information I want or need to know.
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Sep 20, 2017 6:50PM
Lynne Cage
Mother Nature?
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Aug 7, 2018 11:42PM
Anthonypillai Jesuthasan
Disasters are said to be given feminine names - due to the sayings 1. "Female of the species are deadlier than the male and 2. Hell hath no fury than a woman scorned." etc.
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Jul 19, 2018 9:06PM
Barry Levine
Masculine names were added in 1973 or 74. The task was given to a gentleman who was a friend of my wife and I. My wife's name is Hermine which is why there was a storm of that name in 2010 and then in 2017. The gentleman who named the storm was also interviewed in Playboy about the gender change.
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May 28, 2018 5:10PM
Ian Swindale
I am sure male names are used as well - alternating between female and male names
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May 23, 2018 6:05AM
Marion Baxter
Both masculine and feminine names are used and both in hurricanes are destructive!
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May 14, 2018 4:57PM
Ian Swindale
This isn't correct as there are hurricanes that alternate between feminine and masculine names
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May 5, 2018 5:42AM
Darlene Davidson
Change the title to reflect the content.Storms do not always and everywhere have feminine names.
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Apr 29, 2018 4:17PM
Alicia Szot
Alan D. Suddeth, Is there a reason for your need to "yell"? If you notice, no one else is screaming.
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Apr 19, 2018 9:20AM
Thomas Marshall
🔱. Good Info
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Mar 6, 2018 7:35PM
Robert Jones
I thought it was from the "hur" ("her").If you called them hisacains you would give them masculine names.....no sh*t.
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Feb 26, 2018 7:50PM
Ronald Verhoeckx
The name in our culture has been addressed as Mother Earth. So female names seem appropriate.
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Feb 20, 2018 6:06PM
Carl Rosignol
Always wondered
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Jan 4, 2018 12:31PM
RainingStars
Joan Schmidt, the article did mention that in 1979, the "World Meteorological Organisation" and "National Meteorological Service of the USA" began including Male names on the list. So, they are, and have been, using Male names, like "Andrew", "Harvey", "Jose", "David" "Felix" and many others, since 1979 ⛈ 🌫🌪
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Nov 24, 2017 12:23AM
Greta Fridlund
Hurricane Andrew was terribly destructive last century in Florida. Why are you so behind the times in this presentation? It makes all your other information seem doubtful.
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Nov 18, 2017 6:22PM
Joan Schmidt
Then again perhaps we could explain this correctly. The current mode is to use masculine names as well as feminine names. Too bad the person doing this didn't bother to find out what is current and what is out-dated.
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Nov 15, 2017 10:23AM

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