June 1 through November 30 is recognised annually as the Atlantic Hurricane Season. This is the time during which tropical storms and hurricane systems usually form in the Atlantic Ocean. Since 1950, the custom has been to name the hurricanes and tropical storms. This practice was started by the United States National Hurricane Center to help people to better keep track of different systems, to improve communication about these systems. With a name attached to each tropical storm or hurricane, it is easier for persons to stay alert about which systems are more likely to affect them, and to take the necessary precautions.
The practice of naming hurricanes is now under the purview of the World Meterological Organization, who generate and publish a list of names for hurricanes each year. Here’s the list of tropical storm names for the year 2018:
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