(5/19/2012) The first tropical storm of the year has arrived. Tropical Storm Alberto has now reached sustained winds of 60 mph and is located 210 km ESE of Charleston South Carolina.

The storm is forecast to be halfway up the coast of North Carolina by 2 pm Wednesday.

Curious about the upcoming year’s tropical storm and hurricane names? Here is the list for this year.

  • Alberto
  • Beryl
  • Chris
  • Debby
  • Ernesto
  • Florence
  • Gordon
  • Helene
  • Isaac
  • Joyce
  • Kirk
  • Leslie
  • Michael
  • Nadine
  • Oscar
  • Patty
  • Rafael
  • Sandy
  • Tony
  • Valerie
  • William

If you’re having a baby this year and looking for a name you might want to avoid the ones on this list. You’d hate to name you child after a national disaster!