It was exactly 7 weeks ago that I was doing my show live from our RWJBarnabas Health Seaside Park Boardwalk Studio that I shared the list of 2020's Atlantic hurricane names.

At the time, Hurricane Isaias was getting ready for its brush past New Jersey.

Thankfully, the storm didn't cause too much damage for us here in Ocean County (although, thanks a lot for that sea lice, Isaias!).

In the only 7 weeks since, though, we've had 12 more named Atlantic storms (yes, that's almost two storms a week), and, well, we've gone through all of the names that were on the 2020 list.

So, now what?

Well, the next step has already happened with the formation of Tropical Storm Alpha on the other side of the Atlantic.

If you were in a fraternity or a sorority in college, you might already be familiar with the Greek alphabet. If not, though, from the National Hurricane Center, here are the storm names that are next in line:

  • Alpha
  • Beta
  • Gamma
  • Delta
  • Epsilon
  • Zeta
  • Eta
  • Theta
  • Iota
  • Kappa
  • Lambda
  • Mu
  • Nu
  • Xi
  • Omicron
  • Pi
  • Rho
  • Sigma
  • Tau
  • Upsilon
  • Phi
  • Chi
  • Psi
  • Omega

USAToday reports that this is the first time in 15 years that officials have exhausted the annual list and have had to look to the Greek alphabet for help.

For the record, in 2005 the storm season ended up going six-deep into the Greek alphabet list.

You can click here for the latest details from the National Hurricane Center, and of course if any storms look to threaten the Jersey Shore, we'll keep you updated!

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