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The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Falls over the USA

10:12 am   June 4, 2018
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USA — June 4, 2018

The Atlantic hurricane season officially started on June 1st. Since Alberto has already passed, according to AccuWeather, next storms can pass up June 1st to November 30th, 2018. Some of these, however, will be more strong and dangerous.

"There is the official start of the 2018 Atlantic #hurricaneseason. The good news is that it should be quiet for the next several days.  Today's outlooks all have the list of names for this season, as well as a brief description of NHC products." says in NHC Atlantic Ops statement.

Forecasters are predicting 3-5 major hurricanes for the U.S. this year. Nobody knows what their names will be.

"There are the biggest threat to the formation hurricanes pass in the middle of the season — in August and September," AccuWeather expert Dan Kotlovsky says.

The World Meteorological Organization, which is assigning names to hurricanes and tropical storms, has six lists that they cycle through. They are currently using non-retired names that were also used in both 2012 and 2006. This system has been used since 1953.

There are a few rules in the name choosing process. For example, only 21 letters of the English alphabet are in use, so none of the names start with less common letters like Q or U.

Here's the list of names for more destructive storms in the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the North Atlantic.

"A" names

Alberto (2018)

Andrea (2019)

Arthur (2020)

Ana (2021)

Alex (2022)

Arlene (2023)

 

"B" names

Beryl (2018)

Barry (2019)

Bertha (2020)

Bill (2021)

Bonnie (2022)

Bret (2023)

 

"C" names

Chris (2018)

Chantal (2019)

Cristobal (2020)

Claudette (2021)

Colin (2022)

Cindy (2023)

 

"D" names

Debby (2018)

Dorian (2019)

Dolly (2020)

Danny (2021)

Danielle (2022)

Don (2023)

 

"E" names

Ernesto (2018)

Erin (2019)

Edouard (2020)

Elsa (2021)

Earl (2022)

Emily (2023)

 

"F" names

Florence (2018)

Fernand (2019)

Fay (2020)

Fred (2021)

Fiona (2022)

Franklin (2023)

 

"G" names

Gordon (2018)

Gabrielle (2019)

Gonzalo (2020)

Grace (2021)

Gaston (2022)

Gert (2023)

 

"H" names

Helene (2018)

Humberto (2019)

Hanna (2020)

Henri (2021)

Hermine (2022)

Harold (2023)

 

"I" names

Isaac (2018)

Imelda (2019)

Isaias (2020)

Ida (2021)

Ian (2022)

Idalia (2023)

 

"J" names

Joyce (2018)

Jerry (2019)

Josephine (2020)

Julian (2021)

Julia (2022)

Jose  (2023)

 

"K" names

Kirk (2018)

Karen (2019)

Kyle (2020)

Kate (2021)

Karl (2022)

Katia (2023)

 

"L" names

Leslie (2018)

Lorenzo  (2019)

Laura (2020)

Larry (2021)

Lisa (2022)

Lee (2023)

 

"M" names

Michael (2018)

Melissa (2019)

Marco (2020)

Mindy (2021)

Martin (2022)

Margot (2023)

 

"N" names

Nadine (2018)

Nestor (2019)

Nana (2020)

Nicholas (2021)

Nicole(2022)

Nigel (2023)

 

"O" names

Oscar (2018)

Olga (2019)

Omar (2020)

Odette (2021)

Owen (2022)

Ophelia (2023)

 

"P" names

Patty (2018)

Pablo (2019)

Paulette (2020)

Peter (2021)

Paula (2022)

Philippe (2023)

 

"R" names

Rafael (2018)

Rebekah (2019)

Rene (2020)

Rose (2021)

Richard (2022)

Rina (2023)

 

"S" names

Sara (2018)

Sebastien (2019)

Sally (2020)

Sam (2021)

Shary (2022)

Sean (2023)

 

"T" names

Tony (2018)

Tanya (2019)

Teddy (2020)

Teresa (2021)

Tobias (2022)

Tammy (2023)

 

"V" names

Valerie (2018)

Van (2019)

Vicky (2020)

Victor (2021)

Virginie (2022)

Vince (2023)

 

"W" names

William (2018)

Wendy (2019)

Wilfred (2020)

Wanda (2021)

Walter (2022)

Whitney (2023)

Author: USA Really