NOAA forecasts another above-average Atlantic hurricane season

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – NOAA’s climate forecasting center says the Atlantic hurricane season will be active.

The NOAA outlook says there will be 14 to 21 named storms, of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes.

The forecast says three to six of those could be major hurricanes, meaning a Category 3, 4, or 5.

Their low-end forecast has about a near-normal year, while at the high-end it is comparable to forecasts previously issued by NC State and Colorado State.

“Preparing ahead of time and understanding your risk are key to hurricane resilience and climate preparedness,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo. “Throughout the hurricane season, NOAA experts will work around the clock to provide early and accurate forecasts and warnings that storm-path communities can rely on to stay informed.”

According to NOAA, several factors play a role in the increased activity in the Atlantic Basin:

  • Running La Nina
  • Above-average sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean
  • Weaker tropical Atlantic trade winds
  • Stronger West African monsoon

The hurricane season lasts from June 1st to November 30th.

Here is the list of names for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season:

Alex
Bonnie
colin
Danielle
count
fiona
gaston
hermione
Jan
Julia
Karl
Lisa
Martin
Nicole
owen
Paula
Richard
Schary
Tobias
Virgo
Walter

https://www.cbs17.com/weather/tracking-the-tropics-digital-show/hurricane-season-is-just-100-days-away/ NOAA forecasts another above-average Atlantic hurricane season

DUSTIN JONES

USTimeToday is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@ustimetoday.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button