In 1953 the US began naming storms. The World Meteorological Organization is now in charge of this and there is a list of male and female names which are used on a six-year rotation. The only time that there is a change is if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate.
2019 storm names for our area: Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Imelda, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy.
Experts from various organizations continue the to project an active storm season: https://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/506767982.html?fbclid=IwAR0sKj2b2WntzmEWb0Tez6nVeNPae3pOJ_2VpSMNJtSisOaitZJt7WBByGY
View our other blog post for more projections on the upcoming storm season.