2018 Hurricane Names

What Are The Hurricane and Tropical Storm Names for 2018?

Hurricane Sandy
In this handout GOES satellite image provided by NASA, Hurricane Sandy, pictured at 1410 UTC, churns off the east coast on October 28, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. Getty Images

2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

 

Below you will find the listing of hurricane names for the Atlantic Ocean for the year 2018. For every year, there is a pre-approved list of tropical storm and hurricane names. These lists have been generated by the National Hurricane Center since 1953. At first, the lists consisted of only female names; however, since 1979, the lists alternate between male and female.

Hurricanes are named alphabetically from the list in chronological order. Thus the first tropical storm or hurricane of the year has a name that begins with "A" and the second is given the name that begins with "B." The lists contain hurricane names that begin from A to W, but exclude names that begin with a "Q" or "U."

There are six lists that continue to rotate. The lists only change when there is a hurricane that is so devastating, the name is retired and another hurricane name replaces it. The 2018 hurricane name list is almost the same as the 2012 hurricane name listHurricane Sandy was a large and destructive storm in 2012 so the name was retired from the list and Sara took its place.

 

2018 Hurricane Names

Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Michael
Nadine
Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sara
Tony
Valerie
William

Format
mla apa chicago
Your Citation
Rosenberg, Matt. "2018 Hurricane Names." ThoughtCo, Mar. 3, 2017, thoughtco.com/2018-hurricane-names-1434991. Rosenberg, Matt. (2017, March 3). 2018 Hurricane Names. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/2018-hurricane-names-1434991 Rosenberg, Matt. "2018 Hurricane Names." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/2018-hurricane-names-1434991 (accessed May 22, 2018).