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Re: Dorian taking aim at us here on East coast of Florida
As a matter of pure nomenclature, several years ago NOAA started calling any Atlantic storm north of a certain latitude a "post-tropical cyclone" instead of a "hurricane". By the time it made landfall, Sandy's official name was "Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy" even though it had hurricane force winds. I recall that this caused a great deal of confusion as the storm approached, with concerns that people would let their guards down whenever storms came north and suddenly weren't called hurricanes anymore. Many TV meteorologists instead called it "Superstorm" or "Frankenstorm". If NOAA stuck to this nomenclature change, there would be no more "hurricanes" coming ashore north of Virginia or somewhere around there.
I am not sure whether NOAA changed their naming procedure back since then. I can't find much of anything on this through Google, though the controversy was heavily covered back in 2012.
Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
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