CTn20sKUYAEyQiK.jpg-mediumHave you ever wondered how weather systems get their names?

The Economist explains here.

The picture is Hurricane Sandy as it headed for New York in October 2012.  Our recent experience of Atlantic Storm Abigail was mild compared to Sandy when 200 people died and the cost was around $7bn.

The article says that storms with feminine names tend to kill more people, but you’ll have to read the whole thing to find out why.