Storm names for the 2024 hurricane season

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GULF OF MEXICO – SEPTEMBER 28: In this NOAA handout image taken by the GOES satellite at 13:26 UTC, Hurricane Ian moves toward Florida on September 28, 2022 in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to bring a potentially life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Below is the names selected for storms in the Atlantic Basin during the 2024 hurricane season.

  • Alberto
  • Beryl
  • Chris
  • Debby
  • Ernesto
  • Francine
  • Gordon
  • Helene
  • Isaac
  • Joyce
  • Kirk
  • Leslie
  • Milton
  • Nadine
  • Oscar
  • Patty
  • Rafael
  • Sara
  • Tony
  • Valeria
  • William

The World Meteorological Organization maintains rotating lists of names for each of 10 tropical cyclone basins. In the Atlantic, for instance, tropical cyclones receive names in alphabetical order, and women’s and men’s names are alternated. The Atlantic list covers just 21 letters of the alphabet, as it is difficult to find enough appropriate names that start with Q, U, X, Y, and Z.

In very active hurricane seasons, there may be more named storms than there are names on the primary list. When that occurs, rather than using Greek letters—as the WMO has in the past—the organization uses a new list of supplemental storm names.

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