Why are hurricanes mostly called using female names like Katrina, Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Emily, Franklin, Irene, Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Whitney ?
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Hi joanwz, I like your answers, thank you..
Jokanwz is correct. The only thing to add is that names are recycled every few years, except for major hurricanes. There will never be another Katrina, Rita, Camile, Andrew , Betsy, etc. Male and female names are used to provide more names to use.
Just to add to this, they started using male names during the 1979 hurricane season. I think it might be interesting to see if the pattern you may or may not be seeing is named storms striking the US.
I really have something new here from your answer, specially from the first paragraph. Thank you very much for your answer.
Yes, you're right. Thank you for your answer.
Yes, you're right but it seems that female names are preferable to be used. Thank you for your answer.