• BREAKING NEWS WATCH LIVE: ABC7 News at 6 p.m.

Marie and Cristobal: Two Storms and Lots of Questions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
As we enter the most active part of the hurricane season in the Atlantic, we have our eyes on both coasts: Tropical Storm Marie in the Pacific and Hurricane Cristobal in the Atlantic.

In the past 24 hours, I have fielded some frequently asked questions and wanted to share with everyone:

It does, but each ocean has its own list. The Pacific is already through to "M" and the Atlantic is now on "C".

Another question: I thought hurricanes were called typhoons if they are in the Pacific?

Not in the eastern Pacific. A hurricane is a typhoon is a cyclone -- just called different things in different parts of the world.

I am following NOAA's guide to pronouncing hurricane names here.

Related Topics:
news abc news national
(Copyright ©2014 ABC News Internet Ventures.)

Load Comments