Hurricane Gert

Check out the path Hurricane Gert took.

Now, a quick question: How many people can name at least one of the previous seven named storms this year?

Yup, most people missed eight big storms so far this year.  Gert would be the eighth.

My gripe has been storms are too easily “named”.  A storm that spins in a little circle then peters out is not something that should have ever been named.  But, because of better technology, storms get named all the time.  Because of that, we need to redefine how hurricanes are named.

This probably wouldn’t mean anything at all if SOME people didn’t run around yelling how all these “record” hurricane seasons were a vindication of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.

We’re not having “record” hurricane seasons, we’re having “record” hurricane naming seasons.  That is all.