List of 2013 hurricane names released

May 15, 2013 1:07:11 PM PDT
The National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names.

The list, which alternates between boy and girl names, kicks off with Andrea, followed by Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, and Fernand.

Hurricane season begins June 1.

Also, the name Sandy was retired from the list of hurricane names after last year's devastating storm on the East Coast.

Here is the complete list of names:

  • Andrea
  • Barry
  • Chantal
  • Dorian
  • Erin
  • Fernand
  • Gabrielle
  • Humberto
  • Ingrid
  • Jerry
  • Karen
  • Lorenzo
  • Melissa
  • Nestor
  • Olga
  • Pablo
  • Rebekah
  • Sebastien
  • Tanya
  • Van
  • Wendy

In the event that more than 21 named tropical cyclones occur in the Atlantic in one season, additional storms will take names from the Greek alphabet.

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