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Hurricane names for the 2019 season

Hurricane names for the 2019 season
Posted at 3:27 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 17:48:17-04

TAMPA, Fla. — The World Meteorological Organization is responsible for naming hurricanes. They have six lists of storm names that they recycle every six years.

The names get reused, unless the hurricane does exponential damage. For example, Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, Florence and Michael are all retired names.

List of 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Names:

  1. Andrea
  2. Barry
  3. Chantal
  4. Dorian
  5. Erin
  6. Fernand
  7. Gabrielle
  8. Humberto
  9. Imelda
  10. Jerry
  11. Karen
  12. Lorenzo
  13. Melissa
  14. Nestor
  15. Olga
  16. Pablo
  17. Rebekah
  18. Sebastien
  19. Tanya
  20. Van
  21. Wendy

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2020 STORM NAMES

Arthur Laura
Bertha Marco
Cristobal Nana
Dolly Omar
Edouard Paulette
Fay Rene
Gonzalo Sally
Hanna Teddy
Isaias Vickie
Josephine Wilfred
Kyle


HURRICANE TERMS TO KNOW

Tropical Storm WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

Hurricane WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

Hurricane WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.