The 2019 hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. Here are the storm names for the upcoming season. Maureen Kenyon,

Story Highlights 13 tropical storms are forecast to form, of which 5 will be hurricanes. A weak El Nino and cool Atlantic waters are 2 limiting factors this year. Insurance companies, emergency managers and the media use the forecasts.

After yet another catastrophic hurricane season in the United States in 2018, which featured such ferocious storms as Florence and Michael, top hurricane forecasters have taken their first prediction for the 2019 season, which begins June 1.

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