Tropical Storms Don And Hilary Are Swirling The Seas, And It's Pure Coincidence

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[You can’t blame people for thinking that meteorologists were messing with us when they named two impending tropical storms 'Don' — described as 'small,' 'short-lived' and 'not particularly well organized' — and 'Hillary.' But HuffPost’s Carla Herreria reports that it was simply fate: "The National Hurricane Center assigns names to tropical storms and hurricanes using a predetermined list of names managed by the World Meteorological Organization. The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans have six lists of names each, which are put on a six-year rotation, unless any of the names are retired following an especially damaging storm." Of course, that’s what a bunch of meteorologists who were messing with us would say. *RON*]

Carla Herreria, Huffington Post, 18 July 2017


The Don is advancing towards the Caribbean, Tropical Storm #Don that is! Meanwhile,Tropical Storm #Hilary could form today in the Pacific. 7:37 AM - 18 Jul 2017 1313 Retweets 2727 likes

As Tropical Storm Don, described Monday as “small,” “short-lived” and “not particularly well organized,” weakens in the Atlantic Ocean while drifting toward the Caribbean, another storm may be brewing in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

If Tropical Depression Eight-E reaches tropical storm status, it will likely be named Hilary.

Those names should sound familiar ― if you’ve had access to the internet, a newspaper or have a general concern for the future of the country.

But, no, some snarky weather agency staffer did not name the storms as a tribute to President Donald Trump and his sworn nemesis former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton.

Despite sarcastic political tweets that suggest otherwise, those storm names were thrust together by sheer fate.
The National Hurricane Center assigns names to tropical storms and hurricanes using a predetermined list of names managed by the World Meteorological Organization. The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans have six lists of names each, which are put on a six-year rotation, unless any of the names are retired following an especially damaging storm.
As Marshall Shepherd, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Georgia, explained to Forbes, “Storm naming began as a way to identify storms for warning purposes without having to resort to cumbersome sequences of numbers or technical terminology. It is quite useful for media reporting on storms and public awareness.”
This week’s storm names are pure coincidence.
This year was bound to put storm names under a political microscope. In the eastern Pacific the eighth name on this year’s list is “Hilary.” https://twitter.com/ap_politics/status/887100059728347137 
Don, which was added to the list in 2006, was the latest name to be used from the 2017 list of Atlantic storm names, while Hilary, with one “l,” is up next on the Eastern North Pacific list.
A spokesman for the National Hurricane Center confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that the naming of the storm Don was not a political choice at all.
This would also be the case for Tropical Storm Hilary if it develops. On Tuesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center described the would-be Hilary storm as a “poorly organized depression moving westward.”
Considering the stress and fallout from the 2016 presidential election, it’s understandable that the name pairing is causing a stir of skepticism.
But, alas, it is simply the universe mocking us all.
I can guarantee you 100% that you won't see Tropical Storm Hilary in Wisconsin or Michigan.



That moment when you realize Tropical Storm Don is in the Atlantic and now Hilary could be forming at the same time in the Eastern Pacific.

Tropical Storm Jill says no difference btw storms

Tropical Storm Gary won’t stop looking at his hand

Tropical Storm Bernie would’ve won https://twitter.com/capitalweather/status/887332143726309376 

 chiron: "Tropical storm Hilary gains in strength as Don weakens." Do the pressure systems know something we do not?

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