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Tropical storms swirling in the Atlantic last season.

After last year's record-breaking hurricane season, and with 99 days until the season begins again, here's a list of this year's Atlantic storm names from the National Hurricane Center:

  • Ana
  • Bill
  • Claudette
  • Danny
  • Elsa
  • Fred
  • Grace
  • Henri
  • Ida
  • Julian
  • Kate
  • Larry
  • Mindy
  • Nicholas
  • Odette
  • Peter
  • Rose
  • Sam
  • Teresa
  • Victor
  • Wanda

Last year's Atlantic hurricane season was the most active on record, with 30 named storms.

Yet another example of just how active the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was... Here's a map showing the accumulation...

Posted by NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center on Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms have been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center and maintained and updated through a strict procedure by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization.

Every season, there are 21 chosen names in alphabetical order, with the lists repeating every seven years unless a storm is so deadly or destructive the name is retired. If there are more than 21 named storms, as with last year, the names then move to the Greek alphabet.

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CeeHowUR

Perhaps its time to raise the standards for earning a storm name. I remember when it use to be such an honor to be a named storm. Now almost every storm gets a name, even the winter storms.

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