The Atlantic hurricane season has been so unrelenting that we’ve already cycled through all the names in the year’s Atlantic-hurricane-season list, prompting meteorologists to name storms using Greek letters, which has only happened once before.. Two bleak records were broken on Friday. You can reach her at dmedina@gannett.com or on Twitter @danimedinanews. Once the hurricane center assigns that last name on the list, it will move into the Greek alphabet.That's only happened once before. And the Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t even end until Nov. 30. In a revisit to the Greek alphabet naming procedure in 2006, the committee decided the use of the Greek alphabet was not expected to be frequent enough to cause any change in the naming protocol so they didn't make any changes. 2020 has the most named tropical storms on record (28) As of September 18th, there are no more names left in the 2020 hurricane name list; Names started being pulled from the Greek alphabet The first time the Greek alphabet was used was in 2005, with six names. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season names list has been used up already. If more storms occur in one season than there are names on the list, the newest storms are named after the Greek alphabet (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, etc.). "I'm kind of wondering if this would be one of the first times that they would retire, if the storm is bad enough, a Greek letter," Cantore told the USA TODAY Network. Subtropical Storm Alpha received its Greek letter name on September 18, 2020. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has already crossed more than two dozen names off its original list and has moved into the Greek alphabet for only the second time in history. As of Wednesday, September 16th, there have been 20 named tropical storms and one unnamed tropical depression in the Atlantic basin, well above the average of 12 named storms in an entire season. "They said they wouldn't, they would be open to using it again. The first was during the 2005 hurricane season, where the last named storm was Zeta. The Greek alphabet is being used to name Atlantic tropical storms now that the regular list of 21 names ended with Tropical Storm Wilfred. The Greek alphabet is being used to name Atlantic tropical storms now that the regular list of 21 names ended with Tropical Storm Wilfred. This is only the second time the Greek alphabet has been used to name storms. 'It would be incredible to watch,' Jim Cantore says. 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. Next up in 2020: hurricanes named using the Greek alphabet. Next up: The Greek alphabet. This means we’ve now used all 21 names of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and will start using the Greek alphabet. Subtropical Storm Alpha received its Greek letter name on September 18, 2020. There's only one name left on the 2020 list of hurricane names. Storms Alpha and Beta form: Season has been so busy, we have to use Greek letters, the WMO announced in a blog post on Sept. 15, Jim Cantore shares memories as he covers Sally — his 104th storm, A football game in the middle of a hurricane? 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. Forecasters have run out of traditional hurricane names for 2020, and they’re now turning to the Greek alphabet. But I think they would actually retire it if it's that bad. Subtropical storm #Alpha, also named today, is the first storm to take a name from the first letter of the Greek alphabet. Weather Channel meteorologist and "storm magnet" Jim Cantore thinks it's possible for a storm name from the Greek alphabet to be retired if it's that bad. National Hurricane Center is nearly out of storm names, so now what? Here's what we know: If a storm named by a Greek letter causes significant damage or casualties, it would be included in the list of retired names, but the Greek letter would still be available for use in the future, the WMO announced in a blog post on Sept. 15. Next up: The Greek alphabet. Six names were used. Storm names: There's only one name left on the 2020 list of hurricane names. With the formation of Paulette and Rene on Sept. 7, only four names remain to be used before forecasters have to tap into the Greek alphabet: Sally, Teddy, Vicky, and Wilfred… The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has already crossed more than two dozen names off its original list and has moved into the Greek alphabet … National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, naming protocol for all subsequent storms, Record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season draws to an end. Wilfred was the last name on the 2020 list and the letters Q, U, …