…at the start of August, the NHC predicted an exceptionally busy North Atlantic hurricane season, with 18 to 21 tropical storms, 9 to 11 of which would become hurricanes. So far that forecast has been borne out, and it could yet prove an underestimate.
The record tropical storm season saw 21 cyclones, and occurred in 1933. If that number is exceeded, the NHC will use up its list of names and turn to Greek-letter designations.
(Get that? So many storms that THEY’RE RUNNING OUT OF NAMES FOR THEM!)