The 2022 Hurricane Season

This year CSU again predicted an above-average season with 19 named storms, 9 hurricanes, 4 major hurricanes.

Not to go too far off on a tangent, but in 2020 CSU predicted 16 named storms, 8 hurricanes, 4 major hurricanes. Four months later they revised these numbers to be 24 named storms, 12 hurricanes, 5 major hurricanes! We ended 2020 with 30 named storms, 14 hurricanes, 6 major hurricanes!

In 2021 they predicted 17 named storms, 8 hurricanes, 4 major hurricanes. We ended 2021 with 21 named storms, 7 hurricanes, 4 major hurricanes.

From the National Hurricane Center, the 2022 Atlantic tropical cyclone names are: Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Ian, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Martin, Nicole, Owen, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tobias, Virginie, Walter.

The official start of hurricane season is June 1, and it runs through November 1. This year we came close to having Hurricane Agatha slide across Mexico from the Pacific and become a tropical system in the Atlantic basin before June 1, but alas it did not happened as of this posting.

Alex

Tropical Storm Alex finally (re)formed from the remnants of Hurricane Agatha on June 5 at 2:00 AM on the eastern side of Florida – after dumping flooding rains on Cuba and Florida – about 165 miles east northeast of Fort Pierce, Florida with winds of 50 miles per hour moving northeast at 18 miles per hour.

Update 6/6/22 at 2100 UTC

Alex is post-tropical about 325 miles northeast of Bermuda with winds of 60 miles per hour moving east-northeast at 31 miles per hour.

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