According to our weather expert, Professor Graham Saunders – it’s a committee.
The early practice of naming hurricanes happened after the storm. The naming first happened in Australia, Graham’s native country. You see, Clement Wragge was the first guy to name a hurricane and he chose the first name of a politician he described as “wandering, without a particular direction, and capable of doing considerable harm.”
HMMM – Something to think about when we all vote next week.
Anyways, Graham has a great little podcast that summarizes how the selection of hurricane names has evolved over the years…Hurricanes no longer have ONLY female names. Listen in here.