The Associated Press reports:
Tropical Storm Wilfred formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean Friday morning, using the last of the traditional names for tropical systems in a record-setting Atlantic hurricane season. “Wilfred” is the last name on the Hurricane Center’s list of storm names for this season.
“Get out the Greek alphabet,” the National Hurricane Center tweeted. The only time they had done this before was in the deadly 2005 hurricane season, during which Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.
It has been a very active season and its not over yet! Hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean runs through Nov. 30. Each year, there are only 21 storm names on the list put out by the National Hurricane Center, the letters Q, U, X, Y, and Z are skipped.
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 18, 2020
BREAKING: Tropical Storm #Wilfred has formed in the Atlantic.
This means we’ve now used all 21 names of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and will start using the Greek alphabet. @NOAA has predicted up to 25 storms, which would include #Alpha, #Beta, #Gamma, and #Delta. pic.twitter.com/317GQHvXgB
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) September 18, 2020