It's that time of year again! The National Hurricane Center has released the names for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season which runs from June 1 until November 30. Find out if your name is on the list.

Satellite view of a hurricane in the ocean on Earth
Purestock
loading...

Growing up in South Florida you never had to “look up” when hurricane season took place because it was always top of mind.

Get our free mobile app

However, for us in Alabama that live inland, it’s less top of mind but since our beautiful beaches are not that far away, we tend to keep our interests on the area.

Plus it’s no secret hurricanes and the severe weather that accompanies those storms can travel far inland too.

Ever since I could plot the latitude and longitude of the center of a storm on a paper map, a game I play is when the hurricane naming list is released it is my mission to see if any family or friends' names are on the list. Then I let them know

However, the naming list repeats every 6 years, so this year is a repeat of 2017. But seriously, who can remember from years past? This year, Harold, my Dads name is on the list along with several family names and 5 friends.

2023 Atlantic Basin Storm Names

Amazing and Intriguing Weather Folklore

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

 

More From Tuscaloosa Thread