2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1: 19 Named Tropical Storms, 4 Major Hurricanes Predicted
By Space Coast Daily // April 13, 2022
forecasters are calling for a 47 percent chance of a major hurricane striking the east coast
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The 2022 hurricane season, which will begin June 1, is expected to have above-average activity with 19 named tropical cyclones.
The National Hurricane Center will begin issuing regular Tropical Weather Outlooks on May 15, about two weeks prior to the start of the season.
In advance of, and during, each hurricane season, several forecasts of hurricane activity are issued by national meteorological services, scientific agencies and noted hurricane experts.
Last week, Colorado State University issued its first extended-range seasonal forecast for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, predicting well above-average activity, with 19 named storms, 9 hurricanes, 4 major hurricanes and an ACE index of 160 units.
Based on 30 years of data from 1991 to 2020, the average for the Atlantic storm season is 14.4 named storms, 7.2 hurricanes and 3.2 major hurricanes.
On the east coast of the U.S., forecasters are calling for a 47 percent chance of a major hurricane making landfall, compared to the average of a 3 in 10 chance.
For the 2022 season, the names include Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Ian, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Martin, Nicole, Owen, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tobias, Virginie and Walter.
Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms had been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center. They are now maintained and updated through a strict procedure by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization.