‘Above Average’ 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Predicts 6-10 Hurricanes – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In its preliminary outlook, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting an above-average 2022 Atlantic hurricane season after we kick it off on June 1st.
NOAA is predicting we’ll see 14-21 named storms, of which 6-10 will change into hurricanes and 3-6 will strengthen into main hurricanes.
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NOAA is forecasting a 65 p.c probability of an above-average hurricane season, a 25 p.c likelihood of a near-normal season, and a ten p.c likelihood of a below-normal season.
This is the seventh consecutive year they’ve forecast an above-average hurricane season.
An common hurricane season has 14 named storms, seven hurricanes, and three main hurricanes.
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When the busy 2021 Atlantic hurricane season got here to an finish, there had 21 named tropical storms and hurricanes, which was the third-most for any hurricane season, behind solely 2020’s document 30 storms and the 28 storms that shaped in 2005.
The season included seven hurricanes with 4 of these turning into main hurricanes reaching Category 3 power.
Of the 21 named storms, solely two impacted South Florida. Elsa and Fred, each tropical storms whereas close to South Florida, have been largely rainmakers and gave the world transient tropical-storm-force winds.
Louisiana was hit arduous once more when Hurricane Ida made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on the 16-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall.
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The 2021 season was the second year in a row that exhausted the listing of storm names. Dissipating in early November, tropical storm Wanda marked the twenty first named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.