While waiting for Chedeng to make its presence felt, my online friends and I got to talking about storm names and how the Philippines’uses a different naming system for storms. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) names tropical cyclones within the area of its responsibility in alphabetical order and the names are different from the international names of these typhoons. For 2011, here is the list of typhoon names that PAGASA will be using with their corresponding International typhoon name.
|Philippine Typhoons 2011||International Typhoons 2011|
Auxiliary Storm Names
It is my understanding that assuming PAGASA gets through from A to Z, it has a set of auxiliary storm names which it will use for the year. Should these auxiliary names not be used for the year 2011, they will be used for next year.
Name a storm service, anyone?
I saw a movie where the male lead named a star after his lady love. I think an acquaintance of my friend also did that… Anyway, won’t it be nice to be able to name a storm for a small fee? Sure, it’s not as romantic as naming a star but it doesn’t have to be your lady love your naming a storm after. It could be a friend, your favorite pet, the teacher you don’t like, or your favorite web hosting company (By the way, mine is hostgator).