The list of 2018 of Atlantic hurricane names have been released by the National Hurricane Center. While the percentages of a full-blown hurricane hitting the Berkshires are pretty slim, we are more likely to get some powerful remnants of them.

If you were a lover, or follower, of meteorology, then the list should not come as a surprise since they are rotated and recycled every six years. Many of these names could likely be used again when the 2024 hurricane season commences.

Sometimes, names are "retired" from the hurricane list. This past year, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and Tropical Storm Nate all had their names retired. They will be replaced, in 2023, by Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel.

Here is the list of Atlantic hurricane names for the 2018 season, which officially begins on June 1. Did your name make the list?

  • Alberto
  • Beryl
  • Chris
  • Debby
  • Ernesto
  • Florence
  • Gordon
  • Helene
  • Isaac
  • Joyce
  • Kirk
  • Leslie
  • Michael
  • Nadine
  • Oscar
  • Patty
  • Rafael
  • Sara
  • Tony
  • Valerie
  • William

The list for 2019 is as follows: Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Imelda, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy