Hurricane Beryl Update and 2024 Hurricane Names

Folks along the Texas Gulf Coast are keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Beryl as it approaches areas like Houston early Monday morning. At one point Beryl was a category 4 Hurricane as it passed Jamaica. Now as it approaches Texas it is downgraded to a tropical storm but may increase and be upgraded to a hurricane once again before making landfall Monday morning. Stay with us as we monitor this latest tropical weather that is approaching the United States.

 

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What defines a hurricane?

According to Google AI Overview, "A hurricane is a tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 74 miles per hour (mph) or higher. Hurricanes are also characterized by a well-defined circulation center and showers and thunderstorms. They can be over 400 miles wide and 10 miles high, and are often accompanied by rain, thunder, and lightning."

 

 

2024 Hurricane Names

According to the National Hurricane Center, these are the 2024 Hurricane Names:

Alberto (used)
Beryl (used)
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Francine
Gordon
Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Milton
Nadine
Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sara
Tony
Valerie
William

 

"Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms had been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center. They are now maintained and updated through a strict procedure by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization."

 

What are the 2025 Hurricane Names For Next Year?

Andrea
Barry
Chantal
Dexter
Erin
Fernand
Gabrielle
Humberto
Imelda
Jerry
Karen
Lorenzo
Melissa
Nestor
Olga
Pablo
Rebekah
Sebastien
Tanya
Van
Wendy

 

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25 costliest hurricanes of all time

Although the full extent of damage caused by Hurricane Ian in the Southwest is still being realized, Ian is already being called one of the costliest storms to ever hit the U.S. Stacker took a look at NOAA data to extrapolate the costliest U.S. hurricanes of all time.  

 

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

Gallery Credit: KATELYN LEBOFF

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