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No. 556: A tempest in a teapot giant atmospheric system that affects everyone on the planet!

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A tempest in a teapot giant atmospheric system that affects everyone on the planet!

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar, Andrew Coker

T-Rex: Research says people underestimate the force of storms with
T-Rex: FEMALE NAMES.[1]
T-Rex: Like Hurricane Lucy, or Cyclone Little Miss Sunshine.
Utahraptor: They should all storms scary names.
Utahraptor: Hurricane SKULLSMASHER![2] Cyclone FATEWORSETHANDEATH!!
T-Rex: Hurricane BREXIT!
T-Rex: No, don't want to overdo it.

The author writes:

[1] Kiju Jung, Sharon Shavitt, Madhu Viswanathan, and Joseph M. Hilbe. "Female hurricanes are deadlier than male hurricanes." PNAS 2014 111 (24) 8782-8787; June 2, 2014, doi:10.1073/pnas.1402786111

[2] Actual name suggested by colleagues at work. If only we worked in the Bureau of Meteorology.