COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season is just around the corner, so we're taking a look at the names we're expecting to become very acquainted with over the next several months.
Every year, the National Hurricane Center has a list of 21 names to give storms that become tropical storms and hurricanes. That list is maintained, curated, and recycled every six years.
If a named storm is particularly deadly or destructive, the name of that storm is removed from the list to never return to the rotation.
Here's the 2018 list:
- Alberto - first named storm of the year has passed.
Meteorologists from Colorado State University are already predicting a much busier hurricane season in 2018.
The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1 and ends November 30.