Blog: Another active hurricane season expected; NOAA releases outlook for 2022

All signs point to another active hurricane season – the latest NOAA outlook predicts above average numbers for the 2022 hurricane season for tropical cyclone activity.

The NOAA outlook predicts between 14 and 21 named tropical cyclones, 6 to 10 hurricanes and 3 to 5 major hurricanes. All of these numbers are around the upper end of the 30-year average.

And while the trend has been asset seasons, we must remember that hurricane season is a marathon, not a sprint. How we, as a Hampton Roads community, interpret and communicate information to stay and prepare will always be more important than category size, wind speed and unnecessary patches of spaghetti.

With the way our oceans are warming, all it takes is one storm to make a difference. We could have a hurricane season with just one named storm, which would be as inactive as ever, but all it takes is one storm.

Be sure to prepare and stay prepared! Build this hurricane kit and review a plan with family and friends. It just makes the next six months a lot less stressful.

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.

Meteorologist Steve Fundaro

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