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Why is there a storm named Hilary but not one called Donald?

I know they’re usually given female names, but there should be an exception. It would be a real sh*tstorm! 

Posted - August 20


  • 5366
    You missed him!  He was last month.

    Hurricane Don was a category 1 hurricane on the night of the 22nd of July into the morning of the 23rd of July.  He became a tropical storm on the 14th of July and became a post-tropical cyclone on the 24th of July.

    He stayed over the Atlantic Ocean without ever making landfall.
      August 20, 2023 10:05 PM MDT

  • 12950
    LOL. My goofy question had a real answer!
      August 20, 2023 10:24 PM MDT

  • 31795
    So Don was a peaceful and Hilary was not....even the storms know.  Lol.
      August 21, 2023 9:07 AM MDT

  • 5366
    Tropical Storm Hilary knew exactly what time to show up for the disaster party.  She got there at the same time there was a 5.1 earthquake centered near Ojai.
      August 21, 2023 9:29 AM MDT

  • 9353
    Many years ago, they began giving male and female names alternately.  I'm surprised that DeSantis hasn't decided that's too woke and made a campaign promise to change it.
      August 21, 2023 3:37 AM MDT

  • 12950
      August 21, 2023 4:10 AM MDT

  • 43677
    Thanks for the question idea.
      August 21, 2023 8:58 AM MDT