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With #Alpha, 2020 Atlantic Tropical Storm Names Go Greek

Having reached the end of the alphabetical list of 21 Atlantic tropical storm names for 2020 with Tropical Storm #Wilfred today, the naming protocol for all subsequent storms will now consist of names pulled from the Greek alphabet as decided by the World Meteorological Organization.

Subtropical storm #Alpha, also named today, is the first storm to take a name from the first letter of the Greek alphabet. The infographic below lists the Greek alphabet in its entirety.

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This is only the second time the Greek alphabet has been used to name storms. The first was during the 2005 hurricane season, where the last named storm was Zeta.

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