The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently predicted an above normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. This would make this year the seventh consecutive above normal season.
With the Caribbean region’s hurricane season coming up soon, the NOAA forecasted a range of 14 to 21 named storms. Six to ten of these storms would become hurricane, with 3 to 6 becoming major hurricanes.
Speaking on the NOAA Weather radio, the NOAA Administrator Dr. Rick Spinard gives more details.
“For the storms expected, NOAA calls for 70% probability of the following ranges: 14-21 main storms, with top winds of at least 39mph; of these 6-10 will become hurricanes with top winds of at least 74 mph; of these 3-6 becoming major hurricanes from a Category 3, 4, 4-5, with top winds of at least 111 mph,” Dr. Spinard explains.