The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season starts June 1 and lasts through November 30. Forecasters at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center are predicting above-average hurricane activity this season.
NOAA is predicting a range of 14 to 21 named storms this season, of which six to 10 could become hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes. These numbers are predicted with a 70% confidence.
Increase in activity this hurricane season can be attributed to several climate factors, warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea and weaker tropical Atlantic trade winds.
Nonetheless, it’s never too early to prepare for a natural disaster. Hurricanes cause storm surge, high winds, flooding and rip currents that pose great dangers, even death. Florida Farm Bureau encourages Floridians to take all the necessary precautions when it comes to preparing for a hurricane. Know your risk, make a plan. Hurricane preparedness tips and resources can be found by visiting Ready.Gov/Hurricanes.