Hurricane names for the 2015 Atlantic season
Published on May 5th, 2015
There are six lists of Atlantic hurricane names that are decided well in advance of the current year and get rotated every six years. If a storm is memorable and its name is “retired” by the World Meteorological Organization, that name is replaced on the list the next time it cycles around.
There are always 21 names on the list, in alphabetical order, with a few letters getting skipped. The “gender” of the storm name rotates, too. Notice the “A” storm is a female name, “Ana,” followed by a male name, “Bill.” Next year, in 2016, the “A” storm will be a male name and “B” will switch to female.
If more than 21 storms form in one season (like happened in 2005), the Greek alphabet is used to name the additional storms in that year.
Here are the names for 2015: