August 31, 2006

Hurricane John.

They're just getting around to the name "John" after all these years?

12 comments:

MadisonMan said...

An earlier Hurricane John is famous!

Goesh said...

- a much safer name than say Pedro - I wonder if there would be much outrage if hurricanes were named after fictional characters? I wonder if the Public would be as eager to evacuate if hurricane Huck Finn was on its way? "Hurricane Bambi has killed 359 people so far" - I guess those headlines wouldn't sit well with many people. I think I need to retract what I said about dawdling over fictional names in a previous comment I made.

Onesimus said...

They recycle storm names unless the storm is particularly traumatic. They only retired five of the twenty-seven names used last year, but that was new record.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Atlantic_hurricane_season

Robert Fovell said...

The revolving list of Eastern North Pacific (as well as Atlantic and other names) can be found here.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml

JohnF said...

Let's just say it's about time.

Eli Blake said...

Oh, I see they picked 'Katia' to replace 'Katrina' and 'Rina' to replace 'Rita.'

Why even bother?

They should have picked something really different so it wouldn't remind people at all, for example, 'Kimberly' and 'Romaine.'

Carlo said...

t'was a whirlwind romance, professor huh

Bill Woods said...

There have been six storms named John since 1978—as many as there could have been. But it's a Pacific name, so it doesn't have much chance for infamy. Only 7 Pacific names have been retired, compared to 69 Atlantic names.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_John

John Jenkins said...

We really don't inspire the fear we ought to.

37383938393839383938383 said...

Frankly, I think all natural disasters should be named after prominent feminists.

johnstodderinexile said...

This storm is gonna kick ass!

great dane said...

Looks like John is going to die out on us.


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