Above Average Active Hurricane Season Forecasted This Year

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the following news on the upcoming Hurricane season via Facebook, stating:

“Forecasters at the NOAA NWS Climate Prediction Center predict another ‘active’ Atlantic Hurricane Season for 2022, which would make it the seventh consecutive above-average season.

See our news release with downloadable graphic at: http://bit.ly/2022AtlanticHurricaneSeasonOutlook

NOAA predicts a likely range of 14-21 named storms, of which 6-10 could become hurricanes, including 3-6 major hurricanes. Forecasters provide these ranges with a 70% confidence.

Hurricane preparedness is critically important for the 2022 hurricane season, just as it is every year. Keep in mind, you may need to adjust any preparedness actions based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.

Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1, so PREPARE NOW. Get tips and resources at: www.ready.gov/hurricanes, from our partner, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. @FederalEmergency

For late-breaking Atlantic hurricane watches and warnings this season, bookmark http://www.hurricanes.gov/, hurricanes.gov/mobile, mobile.weather.gov

–> Follow the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center on Twitter at @NHC_Atlantic and NOAA’s U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) at @NWS.

NOAA also issued seasonal outlooks for the 2022 Central Pacific and Eastern Pacific hurricane seasons (see news release link at top of the post.)

–> Follow NOAA’s National Hurricane Center Twitter feed @NHC_Pacific for late-breaking Pacific storm updates.

** Looking for local NWS Forecast Office social media channels? Input a Zip Code or City/State at: www.weather.gov/socialmedia

Please stay aware, stay informed and stay safe, everyone.”

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