2019 hurricane names
The 2019 hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. Here are the storm names for the upcoming season.
Having your name associated with a tropical storm has a cool factor. Unless, of course, the storm had devastating effects.
In recent years, Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate were retired from hurricane naming circulation because of their devastation — Harvey in Texas, Irma in Florida, Maria in Puerto Rico and Dominica and Nate in the Gulf Coast.
In April, the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University's Department of Atmospheric Sciences predicted 13 named storms and five hurricanes, two of which would strengthen into major hurricanes. That's a slightly less active season than typically seen from 1981-2010.
The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season runs June 1-Nov. 30. The forecasters will update those numbers June 4, three days after hurricane season kickoff.
Here are the names for the 2019 season: