2013 Atlantic hurricane season is the second most active active atlantic hurricane season behind the 2005 season. The season begins on June 1, 2013 and ends in November 30, 2013. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin. This is one of 5 only season to have a pre-season and a post-season storm, others being the 1887, 1953, 2003, and the 2007 season. This is also one of 7 season to have two or more hurricanes reaching Category 5 on Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, other being 1932, 1933, 1960, 1961, 2005, and 2007.
Tropical Storm Barry formed Near Lesser Antiles on June 9. on June 10, Barry Upgraded into a Category 1 hurricane as it enters Puerto Rico. on June 11, Barry Freaked into a Category 2 hurricane as it entered DR/Haiti. on June 12 Barry Combined into a Category 3 hurricane as it enters North Carolina, on June 13, Barry then weakened into a Category 2 hurricane as it entered Virginia Beach then turned north northwestward and entered Ocean City on June 14 as a Post-Tropical Cyclone (Cat 1). the Damages cost $102 Billion (2013 USD)
The following names were used for named storms that formed in the north Atlantic in 2013. The names not retired from this list were used again in the 2019 season. This is the same list used for the 2007 season except Dorian, Fernand and Nestor which replaced Dean, Felix, and Noel respectively. Storms were named Dorian, Fernand, Nestor, Rebekah, Van, and Wendy were used for the first time in 2013.
All names on the list were used this year. This is the second of only two that a Atlantic hurricane season had exhausted its list after the 2005 season.
The World Meteorological Organization retired six names in the spring of 2014: Humberto, Lorenzo, Melissa, Rebekah, Tanya and Van. They were replaced in the 2019 by Herberto, Leonel, Marisol, Raquel, Tiffany and Vallen respectively. This surpassed the previous record for the number of hurricane names retired after a single season, five (held by the 2005 season)