Once Again, NOAA Predicts Uptick in Hurricanes

Pie Chart of Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast

For the seventh year in a row, weather experts at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center are calling for an uptick in tropical storm activity through the summer, forecasting a range of 14 to 21 named storms, with three to six becoming major hurricanes. NOAA typically provides an early outlook for the hurricane season, which extends from June 1 to November 30. Meanwhile, in the days before the season officially started, Agatha claimed fame as the first named hurricane in 2022. 

Hurricanes can spawn tornadoes and dangerous weather storms. Be aware of hurricane forecasts this summer and follow instructions for preparation or evacuation.