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.