2013年 10月 25日 Why do they use human names for storms?

Hello! This is Honoka Fukui.
A lot of tyhoons are bothering us, aren’t they?
You might know there are a few types of name of tyhoon based on the place that was born.
For example when a tropical storm occurrs in the Atlantic, it will be named after male and female names.

Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms had been named from the lists originated by the National Hurricane Center. They are now maintained and updated through a strict procedure by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization.
The six lists above are used in rotation and re-cycled every six years, i.e., the 2013 list will be used again in 2019. The only time that there is a change in the list is if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate for reasons of sensitivity.
(Cited from:National Hurricane Center)

Why do they use human names?
There are 2 reasons (as far as I heard).
1,distinctive names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and less subject to error.
2,easily remembered names greatly reduces confusion when two or more tropical storms occur at the same time.

Anyway, even when the name of storm is pretty, take care of that!!

Honoka Fukui