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2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast Facts


Follow the storm tracker for the path and forecasts of the latest storm.
The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The areas covered include the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
The National Weather Service defines a hurricane as a “tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 74 mph (64 knots) or higher.”
Hurricanes are rated according to intensity of sustained winds on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The 1-5 scale estimates potential property damage.

A Category 3 or higher is considered a major hurricane.

The National Hurricane Center advises preparedness. National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 1-7, 2022.

A hurricane watch indicates the possibility that a region could experience hurricane conditions within 48 hours.

A hurricane warning indicates that sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected within 36 hours.

Predictions

April 7, 2022 – The Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project team predicts an “above-normal” Atlantic hurricane season. The team forecasts 19 named storms, including nine hurricanes, four of which will be major hurricanes. On June 2, CSU researchers increase their forecast, calling for a “well above-average” 2022 season. The team now predicts 20 named storms, including 10 named storms, of which five are forecast to be major.
May 24, 2022 – The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts a 65% chance for an above-normal season, predicting that there is a 70% chance of having 14 to 21 named storms, of which six to 10 could develop into hurricanes, including three to six major hurricanes (Categories 3-5).
August 4, 2022 – Updated forecasts released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Colorado State University show the 2022 hurricane season is still expected to be above-normal.

2022 Atlantic Storm Names

  • Alex
  • Bonnie
  • Colin
  • Danielle
  • Earl
  • Fiona
  • Gaston
  • Hermine
  • Ian
  • Julia
  • Karl
  • Lisa
  • Martin
  • Nicole
  • Owen
  • Paula
  • Richard
  • Shary
  • Tobias
  • Virginie
  • Walter

Tropical Storm Alex

June 5, 2022 – Tropical Storm Alex forms about 690 miles west-southwest of Bermuda.
June 6, 2022 – Weakens to a post-tropical cyclone.

Tropical Storm Bonnie

July 1, 2022 – Tropical Storm Bonnie forms in the southern Caribbean and then makes landfall near the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Tropical Storm Colin

Hurricane Danielle

September 1, 2022 – Tropical Storm Danielle forms in the North Atlantic.
September 2, 2022 – Strengthens into a hurricane, making it the first hurricane of the season.
September 3, 2022 – Weakens to a tropical storm but strengthens back into a hurricane later in the day.

Hurricane Earl

September 2, 2022 – Tropical Storm Earl forms south near the Caribbean, 185 miles east of the Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.
September 6, 2022 – Strengthens into a hurricane.
September 10, 2022 – Downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone.

Hurricane Fiona

September 14, 2022 – Tropical Storm Fiona forms in the Atlantic, 625 miles east of the Leeward Islands.
September 18, 2022 – Fiona strengthens into a Category 1 hurricane, 50 miles south of Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.
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