Category 4 Hurricane Sam remains a major storm; NHC tracks three other systems in the Atlantic – Orlando Sentinel

The next name on the list is Victor with only Wanda left before the NHC will begin using a new set of alphabetical names chosen for busy hurricane seasons. Only 2005 and 2020 ever had to venture beyond the initial list, but in previous years, the storm names were given Greek letters such as Tropical Storm Alpha. Confusion in similar-sounding Greek letters, such as Eta and Theta, though, led to the shift.