Every Atlantic hurricane since the mid-1950s has had a unique name. All of which, come from a set of six rotating lists produced by the World Meteorological Organization.
The WMO will only retire a name when a storm was particularly noteworthy – causing a large number of fatalities or an extraordinary amount of damage. Sandy, for example, was retired after it devastated a large section of the northeastern United States last season. The names for this year’s storms are below.
Chart Data: WMO