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    Tropical Cyclone Names


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    Atlantic Names

    Atlantic Pronunciation Guide (PDF)

    2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
    Andrea
    Barry
    Chantal
    Dorian
    Erin
    Fernand
    Gabrielle
    Humberto
    Imelda
    Jerry
    Karen
    Lorenzo
    Melissa
    Nestor
    Olga
    Pablo
    Rebekah
    Sebastien
    Tanya
    Van
    Wendy
    Arthur
    Bertha
    Cristobal
    Dolly
    Edouard
    Fay
    Gonzalo
    Hanna
    Isaias
    Josephine
    Kyle
    Laura
    Marco
    Nana
    Omar
    Paulette
    Rene
    Sally
    Teddy
    Vicky
    Wilfred
    Ana
    Bill
    Claudette
    Danny
    Elsa
    Fred
    Grace
    Henri
    Ida
    Julian
    Kate
    Larry
    Mindy
    Nicholas
    Odette
    Peter
    Rose
    Sam
    Teresa
    Victor
    Wanda
    Alex
    Bonnie
    Colin
    Danielle
    Earl
    Fiona
    Gaston
    Hermine
    Ian
    Julia
    Karl
    Lisa
    Martin
    Nicole
    Owen
    Paula
    Richard
    Shary
    Tobias
    Virginie
    Walter
    Arlene
    Bret
    Cindy
    Don
    Emily
    Franklin
    Gert
    Harold
    Idalia
    Jose
    Katia
    Lee
    Margot
    Nigel
    Ophelia
    Philippe
    Rina
    Sean
    Tammy
    Vince
    Whitney
    Alberto
    Beryl
    Chris
    Debby
    Ernesto
    Francine
    Gordon
    Helene
    Isaac
    Joyce
    Kirk
    Leslie
    Milton
    Nadine
    Oscar
    Patty
    Rafael
    Sara
    Tony
    Valerie
    William

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

    The six lists above are used in rotation and re-cycled every six years, i.e., the 2019 list will be used again in 2025. The only time that there is a change in the list is if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate for reasons of sensitivity. If that occurs, then at an annual meeting by the WMO committee (called primarily to discuss many other issues) the offending name is stricken from the list and another name is selected to replace it. Several names have been retired since the lists were created. Here is more information the history of naming tropical cyclones and retired names.

    If a storm forms in the off-season, it will take the next name in the list based on the current calendar date. For example, if a tropical cyclone formed on December 28th, it would take the name from the previous season's list of names. If a storm formed in February, it would be named from the subsequent season's list of names.

    In the event that more than twenty-one named tropical cyclones occur in the Atlantic basin in a season, additional storms will take names from the Greek alphabet.

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    Eastern North Pacific Names

    Eastern North Pacific Pronunciation Guide (PDF)

    2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
    Alvin
    Barbara
    Cosme
    Dalila
    Erick
    Flossie
    Gil
    Henriette
    Ivo
    Juliette
    Kiko
    Lorena
    Mario
    Narda
    Octave
    Priscilla
    Raymond
    Sonia
    Tico
    Velma
    Wallis
    Xina
    York
    Zelda
    Amanda
    Boris
    Cristina
    Douglas
    Elida
    Fausto
    Genevieve
    Hernan
    Iselle
    Julio
    Karina
    Lowell
    Marie
    Norbert
    Odalys
    Polo
    Rachel
    Simon
    Trudy
    Vance
    Winnie
    Xavier
    Yolanda
    Zeke
    Andres
    Blanca
    Carlos
    Dolores
    Enrique
    Felicia
    Guillermo
    Hilda
    Ignacio
    Jimena
    Kevin
    Linda
    Marty
    Nora
    Olaf
    Pamela
    Rick
    Sandra
    Terry
    Vivian
    Waldo
    Xina
    York
    Zelda
    Agatha
    Blas
    Celia
    Darby
    Estelle
    Frank
    Georgette
    Howard
    Ivette
    Javier
    Kay
    Lester
    Madeline
    Newton
    Orlene
    Paine
    Roslyn
    Seymour
    Tina
    Virgil
    Winifred
    Xavier
    Yolanda
    Zeke
    Adrian
    Beatriz
    Calvin
    Dora
    Eugene
    Fernanda
    Greg
    Hilary
    Irwin
    Jova
    Kenneth
    Lidia
    Max
    Norma
    Otis
    Pilar
    Ramon
    Selma
    Todd
    Veronica
    Wiley
    Xina
    York
    Zelda
    Aletta
    Bud
    Carlotta
    Daniel
    Emilia
    Fabio
    Gilma
    Hector
    Ileana
    John
    Kristy
    Lane
    Miriam
    Norman
    Olivia
    Paul
    Rosa
    Sergio
    Tara
    Vicente
    Willa
    Xavier
    Yolanda
    Zeke

    These lists are also re-cycled every six years (the 2019 list will be used again in 2025).


    Central North Pacific Names

    Central North Pacific Pronunciation Guide (PDF)

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    Akoni
    Ema
    Hone
    Iona
    Keli
    Lala
    Moke
    Nolo
    Olana
    Pena
    Ulana
    Wale
    Aka
    Ekeka
    Hene
    Iolana
    Keoni
    Lino
    Mele
    Nona
    Oliwa
    Pama
    Upana
    Wene
    Alika
    Ele
    Huko
    Iopa
    Kika
    Lana
    Maka
    Neki
    Omeka
    Pewa
    Unala
    Wali
    Ana
    Ela
    Halola
    Iune
    Kilo
    Loke
    Malia
    Niala
    Oho
    Pali
    Ulika
    Walaka

    The names are used one after the other. When the bottom of one list is reached, the next name is the top of the next list.


    Other Basin Names (Worldwide)

    Lists of names for other tropical cyclone basins outside of NHC responsibility can be found on the World Meteorological Organization tropical cyclone naming page.



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