Talk:Meteorology

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Would the most recent major furacano have deserved a name, such as the New Orleans Furacano of 2005 or some such? Zahir 11:59, 3 December 2005 (PST)

Quite probably Nik 18:01, 3 December 2005 (PST)
Furicanoes dó often get names! From the article: "A very few massive storms are given names for historical reasons." The names are generally local in nature and are not official by any means. I agree that Katrina deserves "storm of the century" designation for the destruction wrought and turmoil generated, so will alter the article accordingly. New Orleans Furacano it shall be! [PB]

Furacano??

Where'd THAT name come from? The original Taino was Juracan, which was interpreted into Spanish as "huracan" and later morphed into English "hurricane". Was the F some sort of hyper-correction *there*? Juan Martin Velez Linares 15:32, 11/4/2016 (CDT)

I think it came from Portuguese, so it’s probably also a hypercorrection *here*. Paweł Ciupak 13:06, 14 April 2016 (PDT)
I can't find the original message that introduced the word Furacano in IB, but it is possible that it originated is a portuguese laced dialect. I think Carlos would have more chance of answering that.--Marc pasquin 22:41, 17 April 2016 (PDT)
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