What are the names of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season?

Published: Apr. 10, 2018 at 1:14 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2018 at 6:35 AM EDT
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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.
  • Beryl
  • Chris
  • Debby
  • Ernesto
  • Florence
  • Gordon
  • Helene
  • Isaac
  • Joyce
  • Kirk
  • Leslie
  • Michael
  • Nadine
  • Oscar
  • Patty
  • Rafael
  • Sara
  • Tony
  • Valerie
  • William

Meteorologists from Colorado State University are already predicting a much busier hurricane season in 2018.

The university predicts 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes. A major hurricane is a Category 3 or above with winds of at least 111 mph.

The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1 and ends November 30.

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