Names for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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

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Melissa Fleming is an environmental communicator and visual artist working at the intersection of art and science. She is passionate about exploring, learning, and sharing information about the natural world. She has presented her interdisciplinary work in a variety of mediums at venues and conferences around the world.