NOAA releases names for 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
April 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its list of names for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

The names are as follows:

2019
Andrea
Barry
Chantal
Dorian
Erin
Fernand
Gabrielle
Humberto
Imelda
Jerry
Karen
Lorenzo
Melissa
Nestor
Olga
Pablo
Rebekah
Sebastien
Tanya
Van
Wendy

NOAA says since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms had been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center. The list of names is recycled every six years, with names of deadly or costly storms being retired.

This year's list of names was last utilized in 2013, a year which saw the retirement of only one name-- Ingrid.

This year, NOAA retired the names Florence and Michael. They will be replaced with Francine and Milton for the 2024 season.

For a complete list of retired names, click here.

For more on the predictions for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season, click here.



 
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