2020 hurricane season continues to make history

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Posted at 5:51 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 18:51:59-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — We have officially run out of names for the 2020 hurricane season. The World Meteorological Organization creates the list of names used for the Atlantic hurricane season. Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.

Early Friday, Wilfred formed. This is only the second time in recorded history we have completed the list of names. The prior year was 2005 when hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma occurred.

Once all of the names have been used, we go to a second list of Greek names. In 2005, we used six names from the Greek list. So far, we've already used two of the Greek names for 2020 with more than 10 weeks left in hurricane season.

Alpha formed early Friday and made landfall in Portugal. Beta has formed in the Gulf and is expected to intensify to a category 1 hurricane as it approaches the Texas coast. Beta is forecast to bring very heavy rain to the coast of Texas from Monday through Thursday of next week. Some of Beta's moisture may slide into Tennessee next Friday.