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What's In a Name - Maybe a Hurricane!



What's In a Name - Maybe a Hurricane!
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.04

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    costliest, feminine, unwelcome, alphabetical, whim, list, hurricane, winds, simple, billion, however, direction, lists, expect, male, quickly
     content words:    National Weather Service, Weather Service, No-Name Storm


What's In a Name - Maybe a Hurricane!
By Colleen Messina
  

1     The list of names sounds like the guest list for a party: Alex, Bonnie, Earl, Karl, Lisa. However, you hope these guests will never come! It's a list of storm names.
 
2     Hurricanes and other tropical storms used to be named for their latitude and longitude. In other words, hurricanes were named for their location. Weathermen liked this system. They were used to numbers. Numbers were easy for them to follow.
 
3     However, the public wanted to track hurricanes, too. They didn't like using numbers. They wanted an easier system.

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