Atlantic Hurricane Names

Ana Alex Arlene Alberto Andrea Arthur
Bill Bonnie Bret Beryl Barry Bertha
Claudette Colin Cindy Chris Chantal Cristobal
Danny Danielle Don Debby Dorian Dolly
Erika Earl Emily Ernesto Erin Edouard
Fred Fiona Franklin Florence Fernand Fay
Grace Gaston Gert Gordon Gabrielle Gonzalo
Henri Hermine Harvey Helene Humberto Hanna
Ida Ian Irma Isaac Imelda Isaias
Joaquin Julia Jose Joyce Jerry Josephine
Kate Karl Katia Kirk Karen Kyle
Larry Lisa Lee Leslie Lorenzo Laura
Mindy Matthew Maria Michael Melissa Marco
Nicholas Nicole Nate Nadine Nestor Nana
Odette Otto Ophelia Oscar Olga Omar
Peter Paula Philippe Patty Pablo Paulette
Rose Richard Rina Rafael Rebekah Rene
Sam Shary Sean Sara Sebastien Sally
Teresa Tobias Tammy Tony Tanya Teddy
Victor Virginie Vince Valerie Van Vicky
Wanda Walter Whitney William Wendy Wilfred
Tropical Cyclones are classified as Tropical Storms and given names when wind speeds reach  39 miles per hour.

Tropical Storms become Hurricanes when wind speeds reach  74 miles per hour.

The purpose of naming storms is for identification during the season.   *The names of particularly strong and destructive storms are retired to avoid confusion in future years with storms having the same name.   If all 21 names are assigned before the season ends and additional names are needed, the Greek Alphabet will be used:  Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Lambda.

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