Hurricanes are named alphabetically from a predetermined list beginning the letter “A” through “W”, excluding names that begin with “Q” or “U.”
A storm is first named by the National Hurricane Center when the system becomes a tropical storm and the name remains as it develops into a hurricane or until it dissipates.
The most devastating hurricane names are retired and another name replaces it.
2016 Atlantic Tropical Storm / Hurricane Names:
2016 National Hurricane Center Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Reports:
- NOTE: Cycle Reports will be posted after hurricane season, typically late spring the following year