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Outdoors Why is it 'Hurricane' and not 'Typhoon' Iselle? Why is it 'Hurricane' and not 'Typhoon' Iselle? (Photo Gallery)
With the tropical paradise of Hawaii bracing for Hurricane Iselle later Thursday, I've had quite a number of people email and ask why we're not calling the storm "Typhoon Iselle." After all, there's a similar storm just a bit farther west across the Pacific called "Typhoon Halong."

The reason is simple: Geography.
Outdoors Hawaii braces for first hurricane in 22 years Hawaii braces for first hurricane in 22 years
Iselle was supposed to weaken as it slowly trudged west across the Pacific. It didn't - and now Hawaii is poised to take its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years.