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These Are the Hurricane Names We Could Get This Year

Hurricane Irene Churns Off East Coast Of United States
Hurricane Irene is seen from space from the International Space Station, as it churns off the east coast of the United States on August 26, 2011 NASA/Getty Images

Here's hoping Bertha doesn't get too big

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association released its forecast for hurricane season earlier Thursday, making it a good day to check out the names of the storms that could potentially hit us in 2014 — though NOAA says it’s likely going to be a pretty average year for hurricanes.

For a tropical storm to get a name, its top winds much reach 39 mph; to qualify as a hurricane, those winds must hit 74 mph. These lists are maintained by the World Meteorological Organization, and they get recycled every 6 years. Names of especially devastating storms, like Katrina or Sandy, are cycled out for sensitivity’s sake.

Your 2014 Atlantic hurricane names:

Arthur
Bertha
Cristobal
Dolly
Edouard
Fay
Gonzalo
Hanna
Isaias
Josephine
Kyle
Laura
Marco
Nana
Omar
Paulette
Rene
Sally
Teddy
Vicky
Wilfred

Your 2014 Eastern North Pacific hurricane names:

Amanda
Boris
Cristina
Douglas
Elida
Fausto
Genevieve
Hernan
Iselle
Julio
Karina
Lowell
Marie
Norbert
Odile
Polo
Rachel
Simon
Trudy
Vance
Winnie
Xavier
Yolanda
Zeke

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