Thursday, September 08, 2005

Hurricane A E Pi?

CNN- According to the National Hurricane Center, the averages for a hurricane season are 10 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes. Those numbers have already been met or exceeded this season, which doesn't end until November 30.

The largest number of named storms ever recorded was 21 in 1933, a record that will be broken if just seven more storms develop in the next 12 weeks. And if that happens, the hurricane center will run out of names for the first time since it adopted the system of assigning names to storms in 1953.

The letters Q, U, X, Y and Z aren't used, because few names begin with those letters, so the 21st and last name on this year's hurricane list is Wilma. After that, Greek letters will be used to designate storms, beginning with Alpha.
Frat guys and sorority girls, get ready... the next hurricane might rush.

Despite this article, I still don't understand why they name storms. And why can't they use Q, U, X, Y, and Z? What about Hurricane Quincy, Ulysses, Xavier, Yankovic and Zack-Morris?

Plus: Fighting Fire With...PR?

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