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Tropical cyclones and subtropical cyclones are named by various warning centers to provide ease of communication between forecasters and the general public regarding forecasts, watches, and warnings. The names are intended to reduce confusion in the event of concurrent storms in the same basin. Generally once ...


Jul 16, 2013 ... To organize the process, meteorologists began developing lists of alphabetical names. That way, the first storm of the season would receive a name that begins with A, the second would receive a B name, and so on. Today, the responsibility of maintaining and updating the list of hurricane storm names lies ...


May 31, 2017 ... The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1 and ends November 30. Here are the hurricane names for the 2017 season.


Aug 25, 2017 ... The practice of naming hurricanes dates back hundreds of years. Because hurricanes are powerful storms that can last for weeks and travel hundreds of miles, giving each one a name allows forecasters to give simpler warnings and information to the public regarding these dangerous events. Over the ...


2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022. Arlene Bret Cindy Don Emily Franklin Gert Harvey Irma Jose Katia Lee Maria Nate Ophelia Philippe Rina Sean Tammy Vince Whitney, Alberto Beryl Chris Debby Ernesto Florence Gordon Helene Isaac Joyce Kirk Leslie Michael Nadine Oscar Patty Rafael Sara Tony Valerie


Hurricane Fran: Satellite image of a hurricane named "Fran." Hurricane Fran was a large, powerful, destructive hurricane that made landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina on September 5, 1996. Fran was the sixth named storm of the 1996 hurricane season. It was so destructive that the name "Fran" was retired from use.


Sep 8, 2017 ... Hurricane Harvey and Irma have ripped through the US Gulf Coast and Caribbean over the past fortnight leaving a trail of devastation. Experts predicted this year's Atlantic hurricane season – which runs from April to November – to be more active than usual and so far 10 named storms and four hurricanes ...


Sep 6, 2017 ... As Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, begins battering the Caribbean, you may wonder how hurricanes get their names. Storm naming is actually maintained by an international group of meteorologists known as the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). PHOTO: This image obtained from the ...


Naming Tropical Storms and Hurricanes - read about these tropical cyclones, how they form, how they are named, hurricane anatomy, the eye, eyewall, spiral rainbands, tracking storms, preparing for a storm, landfall, storm surges, and the end of the storm.