For the seventh year in a row, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) predicts a very active 2022 hurricane season for those living along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States. NOAA also estimates there is a 65% chance that 2022 will be an above-normal season.
The season, which started June 1, is likely to produce:
- 14 to 21 named storms.
- 6 to 10 hurricanes.
- 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher).
Several factors will contribute to the increase in strong storms this year. This includes a persistent La Niña weather pattern, warmer-than-average ocean surface temperatures, and a stronger West African monsoon season that could seed the strongest hurricanes of 2022.
To prepare for the 2022 hurricane season and other disasters, visit Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Preparedness webpage. Doing so can help make sure you and your loved ones are as safe as possible. Convoy’s Disaster Services page regularly receives updates on many of the crises occurring around the world.