Hurricane Season Begins

Today is the start of the 2022 hurricane season.  Above average hurricane activity is predicted again this year by the National Hurricane Center.  Many people in Louisiana are still trying to recover from storms last year including Hurricane Ida.  That storm was called the second-most damaging and intense hurricane ever to make landfall in the state behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has issued its outlook for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. It’s predicting above-average hurricane activity this year — which would make it the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season. NOAA’s outlook for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which extends from June 1 to November 30, is forecasting a likely range of 14 to 21 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). NOAA provides these ranges with a 70% confidence.