said by Bob4: said by Oedipus:
Related: Any particular reason why "Hurricane Sandy" keeps getting referred to as "Super Storm Sandy?"
Because it became non-tropical and thus was no longer a hurricane before it made landfall. The distinction is important for people filing storm-related insurance claims.
Nope. Hurricanes (tropical cyclones) remain hurricanes (tropical cyclones) as long as the originated in the tropical oceans and maintain there hurricane like qualities.
Hurricanes are solely named because of where they originate.
Back in 1996, a 'cyclone' developed over Lake Huron (between Michigan and Ontario), however, despite having tropical storm like properties, it could not be called a hurricane (if it got to that strength) or tropical storm because it didn't originate in the tropics.
The referred to this storm as "Hurricane Huron" but it was more or less a thingamabobbercane.--
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