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posted by martyb on Wednesday September 29, @12:20AM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the what's-in-a-name? dept.

We’re about to run out of Atlantic hurricane names:

It has been another record-setting hurricane season in the Atlantic basin, with a total of 19 named storms so far. It has been so busy that, with still more than two months to go until the season's end, the National Hurricane Season is probably going to run out of names for the second year in a row.

Currently in the Atlantic, Hurricane Sam is rampaging across open waters. Fortunately this major hurricane is unlikely to threaten any landmasses. Behind Sam, it's possible that Victor and Wanda will form during the next few days. Neither of these storms, either, poses any immediate threat to land.

If they do form, these two storms would exhaust the allotment of "official" names the National Hurricane Season uses for tropical storms and hurricanes. (Because the letters Q, U, X, Y, and Z are not commonly used for names, they don't appear on the list of Atlantic names). In years past, the Miami-based hurricane center would then start assigning Greek letters for excess named storms.

[...] And so after last season, the World Meteorological Organization—which is designated by the United Nations to handle weather issues—decided to create a supplemental list of names in lieu of the Greek alphabet. These storm names, beginning with Adria, Braylen, and Caridad, will come into play this year if more than two named storms form during the remainder of 2021. This seems likely given that about 25 percent of activity during any given Atlantic season occurs after October 1. One particular area of concern next month is the Western Caribbean Sea, which has sea surface temperatures several degrees above normal.


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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @12:28AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @12:28AM (#1182502)

    hurricane mchurricaneface!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @01:51AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @01:51AM (#1182540)

      oh sh!t i
      oh sh!t ii
      oh sh!t iii
      ...
      what shortage of names?

    • (Score: 2) by driverless on Wednesday September 29, @09:11AM

      by driverless (4770) on Wednesday September 29, @09:11AM (#1182677)

      Naah, given them porn names. Would make the news reports a lot more interesting, "Brittany Shae has blown all of Atlanta, Morgan Lee is about to get dirty in Florida, and there's some donkeys who better watch out when Aaliyah Starr hits Tijuana".

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @12:42AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @12:42AM (#1182508)

    Just start again. They do that for typhoons. They even go to above level 5.

  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @03:00AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @03:00AM (#1182565)

    This never would've happened if they had named hurricanes after genders

    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Wednesday September 29, @01:27PM

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday September 29, @01:27PM (#1182724) Journal

      China is willing to sell us more Atlantic Hurricane names if we run out.

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      In order to make Halloween scary this year, children are ordered NOT to wear masks.
    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Wednesday September 29, @02:17PM

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday September 29, @02:17PM (#1182741) Journal

      I wish the Federal department of Health and Human Services would produce a helpful graph of the expected human lifespan by gender for all possible genders.

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      In order to make Halloween scary this year, children are ordered NOT to wear masks.
  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday September 29, @03:16AM (6 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday September 29, @03:16AM (#1182568) Homepage Journal

    How many names are there on earth for people? Just in the English language, there have to thousands. Then you have all the Latin languages, Hebrew/Yiddish, multiple languages from India, Japanese, Chinese, and other Asian languages, the Russian and related, African languages, Tagalog and other Pacific languages, Native American languages - and let's not forget Australia's aboriginals.

    There's no limit to names, the limit here is the weather people's imagination.

    --
    Let's go Brandon!
    • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday September 29, @01:45PM (4 children)

      by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday September 29, @01:45PM (#1182729) Journal

      You are right. There's no shortage of names in the world, if they step outside their narrow mindset. Hell, if they used ma in Chinese they'd get 4-5 storms out of it just by changing the tone.

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      Washington DC delenda est.
      • (Score: 2) by hendrikboom on Wednesday September 29, @10:59PM (3 children)

        by hendrikboom (1125) on Wednesday September 29, @10:59PM (#1182964) Homepage Journal

        But what would they use for alphabetical order?

        • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday September 30, @02:09AM (1 child)

          by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday September 30, @02:09AM (#1183007) Homepage Journal

          Traditional Chinese, maybe? How many "letters" do they have in their old alphabet?

          Better yet, we could establish a beginning year, and switch off between alphabets. We've used English already this year, so we move on to Russian and use all their letters, then Japanese, and on and on it goes. Probably won't get back to the English/Latin alphabet this decade.

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          Let's go Brandon!
          • (Score: 2) by hendrikboom on Thursday September 30, @07:41PM

            by hendrikboom (1125) on Thursday September 30, @07:41PM (#1183169) Homepage Journal

            Some Russian letters have the same names as different-looking English letters.
            But Russian napes of people would do.
            Lots of Westerners won't know how to pronounce them.
            Let them be confused.

        • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Thursday September 30, @06:42PM

          by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Thursday September 30, @06:42PM (#1183151) Journal

          Clearly it's the number of strokes in the radicals of the characters. Every Wang, Li, and Chen knows that.

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          Washington DC delenda est.
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 30, @02:48AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 30, @02:48AM (#1183012)

      Well I, for one, am interested in how Hurricanes Mitt, Barack, Hillary, Donald, and Joe all compare to each other.

  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @07:05AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @07:05AM (#1182648)

    Wait until CLOT SHOTS really start killing those DUMB enough to take one when FLU SEASON kicks in Oct-March or so!

    I hate to say it, but it makes you PITY THEM for being SO f'ing dumb!

    Pure SUICDE like "DeathMonkey" suicided himself vs. me ASKING FOR IT here lol https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=45162&page=1&cid=1182286#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]

    Especially vs. a COMMON-COLD being put out as some "plague" when they CAN'T SHOW YOU A "COVID 19 VIRUS" under an electron microscope!

    When THE PCR TEST was invalidated! Especially by Kary Mullis the INVENTOR of it stating it proves nothing when it is turned up past iirc 24 cycles, which it WAS, to create FALSE POSITIVE results that ROPED DOPES IN for the next point:

    When the WHO changes the DEFINITION of "pandemic" from NUMBER OF DEATHS vs. NUMBER OF CASES to make a herd stampede in panic (herd of stupid sheeple).

    Please: ENJOY your periocarditis, myocarditis, brain aneurisms, NERVOUS "twitch" disorders OR PARALYSIS or lung CLOTS if not cancer or sterility from your "FINE VACCINE" (which doesn't even WORK, lol - except to tune you into RADIO STATION "WKILL", lol - can't happen soon enough & it will soon, bank on it).

    * They KEEP "downmodding" this post, but I just put it up again, lmao as I do - there is NO STOPPING FACT or me, get used to it, losers.

    EVERYONE knows it: Even the "DemonRATS" who were proven to have CHEATED in Maricopa county Arizona - all "their kind" KNOW how to do is cheat, lie, steal (& produce zero with their do-nothing TROLL LEACH LIVES).

    Nicest part of it though? It shows & they fool NOBODY but themselves - Satan's LITTLE PAWNS, & nothing more.

    APK

    P.S.=> SOCKPUPPETEERING DEMONRATS DELUDING THEMSELVES attempting to "FOOL" others, only FOOLING THEMSELVES? SOYLENT NEWS' OWN moderators/admins here KNOW it goes on, big write up here on it in fact https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/08/19/0211237 [soylentnews.org] on downmod bombing opponents/upmodding their many sockpuppet accounts etc. who "downmod bomb" others when they are BLOWN AWAY by FACTS - you know - like Ivermectin is a solution that not only works but was AWARDED & noted as such since the mid 1990's for HUMAN BEINGS TOO iirc)... apk

  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @07:12AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @07:12AM (#1182651)

    Wait until CLOT SHOTS really start killing those DUMB enough to take one when FLU SEASON kicks in Oct-March or so!

    I hate to say it, but it makes you PITY THEM for being SO f'ing dumb!

    Pure SUICDE like "DeathMonkey" suicided himself vs. me ASKING FOR IT here lol https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=45162&page=1&cid=1182286#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]

    Especially vs. a COMMON-COLD being put out as some "plague" when they CAN'T SHOW YOU A "COVID 19 VIRUS" under an electron microscope!

    When THE PCR TEST was invalidated! Especially by Kary Mullis the INVENTOR of it stating it proves nothing when it is turned up past iirc 24 cycles, which it WAS, to create FALSE POSITIVE results that ROPED DOPES IN for the next point:

    When the WHO changes the DEFINITION of "pandemic" from NUMBER OF DEATHS vs. NUMBER OF CASES to make a herd stampede in panic (herd of stupid sheeple).

    Please: ENJOY your periocarditis, myocarditis, brain aneurisms, NERVOUS "twitch" disorders OR PARALYSIS or lung CLOTS if not cancer or sterility from your "FINE VACCINE" (which doesn't even WORK, lol - except to tune you into RADIO STATION "WKILL", lol - can't happen soon enough & it will soon, bank on it).

    * They KEEP "downmodding" this post, but I just put it up again, lmao as I do - there is NO STOPPING FACT or me, get used to it, losers.

    EVERYONE knows it: Even the "DemonRATS" who were proven to have CHEATED in Maricopa county Arizona - all "their kind" KNOW how to do is cheat, lie, steal (& produce zero with their do-nothing TROLL LEACH LIVES).

    Nicest part of it though? It shows & they fool NOBODY but themselves - Satan's LITTLE PAWNS, & nothing more.

    APK

    P.S.=> SOCKPUPPETEERING DEMONRATS DELUDING THEMSELVES attempting to "FOOL" others, only FOOLING THEMSELVES? SOYLENT NEWS' OWN moderators/admins here KNOW it goes on, big write up here on it in fact https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/08/19/0211237 [soylentnews.org] on downmod bombing opponents/upmodding their many sockpuppet accounts etc. who "downmod bomb" others when they are BLOWN AWAY by FACTS - you know - like Ivermectin is a solution that not only works but was AWARDED & noted as such since the mid 1990's for HUMAN BEINGS TOO iirc)... apk

  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @07:43AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @07:43AM (#1182657)

    Wait until CLOT SHOTS really start killing those DUMB enough to take one when FLU SEASON kicks in Oct-March or so!

    I hate to say it, but it makes you PITY THEM for being SO f'ing dumb!

    Pure SUICDE like "DeathMonkey" suicided himself vs. me ASKING FOR IT here lol https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=45162&page=1&cid=1182286#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]

    Especially vs. a COMMON-COLD being put out as some "plague" when they CAN'T SHOW YOU A "COVID 19 VIRUS" under an electron microscope!

    When THE PCR TEST was invalidated! Especially by Kary Mullis the INVENTOR of it stating it proves nothing when it is turned up past iirc 24 cycles, which it WAS, to create FALSE POSITIVE results that ROPED DOPES IN for the next point:

    When the WHO changes the DEFINITION of "pandemic" from NUMBER OF DEATHS vs. NUMBER OF CASES to make a herd stampede in panic (herd of stupid sheeple).

    Please: ENJOY your periocarditis, myocarditis, brain aneurisms, NERVOUS "twitch" disorders OR PARALYSIS or lung CLOTS if not cancer or sterility from your "FINE VACCINE" (which doesn't even WORK, lol - except to tune you into RADIO STATION "WKILL", lol - can't happen soon enough & it will soon, bank on it).

    * They KEEP "downmodding" this post, but I just put it up again, lmao as I do - there is NO STOPPING FACT or me, get used to it, losers.

    EVERYONE knows it: Even the "DemonRATS" who were proven to have CHEATED in Maricopa county Arizona - all "their kind" KNOW how to do is cheat, lie, steal (& produce zero with their do-nothing TROLL LEACH LIVES).

    Nicest part of it though? It shows & they fool NOBODY but themselves - Satan's LITTLE PAWNS, & nothing more.

    APK

    P.S.=> SOCKPUPPETEERING DEMONRATS DELUDING THEMSELVES attempting to "FOOL" others, only FOOLING THEMSELVES? SOYLENT NEWS' OWN moderators/admins here KNOW it goes on, big write up here on it in fact https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/08/19/0211237 [soylentnews.org] on downmod bombing opponents/upmodding their many sockpuppet accounts etc. who "downmod bomb" others when they are BLOWN AWAY by FACTS - you know - like Ivermectin is a solution that not only works but was AWARDED & noted as such since the mid 1990's for HUMAN BEINGS TOO iirc)... apk

  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @07:50AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @07:50AM (#1182660)

    Wait until CLOT SHOTS really start killing those DUMB enough to take one when FLU SEASON kicks in Oct-March or so!

    I hate to say it, but it makes you PITY THEM for being SO f'ing dumb!

    Pure SUICDE like "DeathMonkey" suicided himself vs. me ASKING FOR IT here lol https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=45162&page=1&cid=1182286#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]

    Especially vs. a COMMON-COLD being put out as some "plague" when they CAN'T SHOW YOU A "COVID 19 VIRUS" under an electron microscope!

    When THE PCR TEST was invalidated! Especially by Kary Mullis the INVENTOR of it stating it proves nothing when it is turned up past iirc 24 cycles, which it WAS, to create FALSE POSITIVE results that ROPED DOPES IN for the next point:

    When the WHO changes the DEFINITION of "pandemic" from NUMBER OF DEATHS vs. NUMBER OF CASES to make a herd stampede in panic (herd of stupid sheeple).

    Please: ENJOY your periocarditis, myocarditis, brain aneurisms, NERVOUS "twitch" disorders OR PARALYSIS or lung CLOTS if not cancer or sterility from your "FINE VACCINE" (which doesn't even WORK, lol - except to tune you into RADIO STATION "WKILL", lol - can't happen soon enough & it will soon, bank on it).

    * They KEEP "downmodding" this post, but I just put it up again, lmao as I do - there is NO STOPPING FACT or me, get used to it, losers.

    EVERYONE knows it: Even the "DemonRATS" who were proven to have CHEATED in Maricopa county Arizona - all "their kind" KNOW how to do is cheat, lie, steal (& produce zero with their do-nothing TROLL LEACH LIVES).

    Nicest part of it though? It shows & they fool NOBODY but themselves - Satan's LITTLE PAWNS, & nothing more.

    APK

    P.S.=> SOCKPUPPETEERING DEMONRATS DELUDING THEMSELVES attempting to "FOOL" others, only FOOLING THEMSELVES? SOYLENT NEWS' OWN moderators/admins here KNOW it goes on, big write up here on it in fact https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/08/19/0211237 [soylentnews.org] on downmod bombing opponents/upmodding their many sockpuppet accounts etc. who "downmod bomb" others when they are BLOWN AWAY by FACTS - you know - like Ivermectin is a solution that not only works but was AWARDED & noted as such since the mid 1990's for HUMAN BEINGS TOO iirc)... apk

  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @09:11AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @09:11AM (#1182678)

    Wait until CLOT SHOTS really start killing those DUMB enough to take one when FLU SEASON kicks in Oct-March or so!

    I hate to say it, but it makes you PITY THEM for being SO f'ing dumb!

    Pure SUICDE like "DeathMonkey" suicided himself vs. me ASKING FOR IT here lol https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=45162&page=1&cid=1182286#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]

    Especially vs. a COMMON-COLD being put out as some "plague" when they CAN'T SHOW YOU A "COVID 19 VIRUS" under an electron microscope!

    When THE PCR TEST was invalidated! Especially by Kary Mullis the INVENTOR of it stating it proves nothing when it is turned up past iirc 24 cycles, which it WAS, to create FALSE POSITIVE results that ROPED DOPES IN for the next point:

    When the WHO changes the DEFINITION of "pandemic" from NUMBER OF DEATHS vs. NUMBER OF CASES to make a herd stampede in panic (herd of stupid sheeple).

    Please: ENJOY your periocarditis, myocarditis, brain aneurisms, NERVOUS "twitch" disorders OR PARALYSIS or lung CLOTS if not cancer or sterility from your "FINE VACCINE" (which doesn't even WORK, lol - except to tune you into RADIO STATION "WKILL", lol - can't happen soon enough & it will soon, bank on it).

    * They KEEP "downmodding" this post, but I just put it up again, lmao as I do - there is NO STOPPING FACT or me, get used to it, losers.

    EVERYONE knows it: Even the "DemonRATS" who were proven to have CHEATED in Maricopa county Arizona - all "their kind" KNOW how to do is cheat, lie, steal (& produce zero with their do-nothing TROLL LEACH LIVES).

    Nicest part of it though? It shows & they fool NOBODY but themselves - Satan's LITTLE PAWNS, & nothing more.

    APK

    P.S.=> SOCKPUPPETEERING DEMONRATS DELUDING THEMSELVES attempting to "FOOL" others, only FOOLING THEMSELVES? SOYLENT NEWS' OWN moderators/admins here KNOW it goes on, big write up here on it in fact https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/08/19/0211237 [soylentnews.org] on downmod bombing opponents/upmodding their many sockpuppet accounts etc. who "downmod bomb" others when they are BLOWN AWAY by FACTS - you know - like Ivermectin is a solution that not only works but was AWARDED & noted as such since the mid 1990's for HUMAN BEINGS TOO iirc)... apk

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @01:03PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @01:03PM (#1182711)

    I've got a new hurricane naming system that never runs out of names and simultaneously pays homage to our most important orator.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @10:28PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @10:28PM (#1182953)

      "Blah, blah, blah"... Cicero she ain't.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 30, @05:16PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 30, @05:16PM (#1183130)

      Still WAY more interesting and insightful than you though (I think that's why you hate on her so much, it is the fact that you KNOW you'd get or ass handed to by her and it just constantly EATS at you).

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by oumuamua on Wednesday September 29, @01:18PM (3 children)

    by oumuamua (8401) on Wednesday September 29, @01:18PM (#1182715)

    For the climate change deniers, it is not only the number but the severity. Typical hurricanes lose power soon after hitting land; Ida kept going, causing damage along its entire trek inland, from Louisiana all the way to New York.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @05:50PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 29, @05:50PM (#1182846)

      More likely it's a sign that construction quality has declined, since hurricanes didn't do as much damage when houses had storm windows. Back in the day, when there was a hurricane coming we shut the storm windows and prayed, and most of the time we came out OK.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 30, @05:18PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 30, @05:18PM (#1183132)

        Yeah . . . so how'd those storm windows keep the flooding at bay, back in the day?

    • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday September 30, @02:14AM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday September 30, @02:14AM (#1183009) Homepage Journal

      I have an idea you're oversimplifying things. Ida did pretty much what all hurricanes do after making landfall in the south. Started moving north and then east, because jet stream. Ida just didn't move along as quickly as most hurricanes do. Unusual, but not unique, or even new. It's happened before.

      --
      Let's go Brandon!
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