(NEW YORK) — 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, ABC News’ Ginger Zee has fielded some frequently asked questions and wanted to share:
— Col. Tim (@OriginalColTim) August 27, 2014
Ginger Zee’s Answer: 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?
Ginger Zee’s Answer: Not in the eastern Pacific. A hurricane is a typhoon is a cyclone — just called different things in different parts of the world.
— Tim Ochipa (@timnoles) August 27, 2014
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