Who Names Those Hurricanes? — Wilderness North

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Who Names Those Hurricanes?

Graham Saunders WN weathermanAccording 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.

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