September 7th, 1999 By: Erin Cunningham
Saffir- Simpson Hurricane scale
Typhoons and the History of Hurricane names
The hurricanes in the North Atlantic ocean in 1950 to 1952 were identified with the phonetic alfabet. But in 1953, the U.S. weather Bureau decided to switch to women's names. Everyone eventually caught on and started using women's names too. Now scientists use men's names and women's names for hurricanes. For example, Hurricane Floyd and Hurricane Katrina. Every six years the names get recycled and they use them again. If a hurricane is really powerful and devastating the will not use the name again.