Igor retired from hurricane list. Is that a good thing?

Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf of Mexico near i...
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I don’t understand the naming structure for hurricanes. My question is…WHY name them?

The recent tsunami in Japan, that rumbled across the Pacific didn’t have a name, did it? Why do hurricanes?

I live on the west coast of Canada, and we get some great storms coming our way. Should we name them?No! Of course not…

What about the poor people who have the same name as a famous hurricane? When people are introduced to a Katrina, the conversation will inevitably head to New Orleans. Fair? No.

Come up with a new identifying system for hurricanes. OK? The existing naming system is stupid.

All the Igor‘s of the world can breathe a sigh of relief though that they won’t be used to describe any future disasters…

Igor retired from hurricane list – World – CBC News.


Are Satellites Really Better at Predicting the Weather?

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Today was a surprise! Snow came out of nowhere. I checked out my handy, dandy iPhone Weather app and it said my area was going to have a few ‘flurries‘. Being on the west coast, that usually means you see a few flakes, they may stick, but will melt before the end of the day. Yes, I am fortunate to live where I do… Continue reading “Are Satellites Really Better at Predicting the Weather?”