Tropical storm names for the 2020 hurricane season have been exhausted (the last one is Wilfred), and scientists will launch plan B: naming storms in Greek letters. “Take out the Greek alphabet for the rest of 2020,” the National Hurricane Center tweeted on Friday about the formation of tropical storm Wilfred < / P > < p > the world meteorological organization maintains a rotating list of storm names and assigns 21 names to each Atlantic hurricane season, which has been used up this year. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, so tropical storms later this year will be named in Greek letters. < / P > < p > the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) earlier predicted an above normal hurricane season, which has been achieved. Research shows that hurricanes are getting stronger. < / P > < p > in the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, when the names of 21 storms and hurricanes were all used up, scientists used the Greek alphabet for the first time, naming the 22nd tropical storm “alpha.”. That hurricane season produced 27 named storms, including six named in Greek letters. < / P > < p > some storms may sound familiar. That’s because the name of the Atlantic hurricane season is recycled every six years. “The only change on the list is that if a storm is so lethal that it would be inappropriate to use its name on different storms in the future,” NOAA said. The National Hurricane Center is tracking a tropical depression called “22”. “The slow-moving low pressure is close to the intensity of a tropical storm,” the agency tweeted on Friday. Skip to content