2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Officially Ends

November 30, 2022 | 2 Comments

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends today [November 30] with 14 named storms having formed so far this year.

The Bermuda Weather Service said, “That’s a wrap! Today marks the official end of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which produced 14 named storms. This included 8 hurricanes, 2 of which were major [Category 3 intensity or greater]. Bermuda saw 3 named tropical systems come close to the island. Tropical Storm Alex was an early season storm that gave us hurricane force gusts; Hurricane Earl pushed storm surge above 1 foot locally; and Hurricane Fiona brought gusts over 100 mph to exposed and elevated areas.”

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] said, “The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on November 30, but the impact of Hurricanes Ian, Nicole and Fiona — which brought extensive damage to Florida’s coast and Puerto Rico, respectively — will continue to be felt long after the season is over.

“In total, this hurricane season produced 14 named storms [winds of 39 mph or greater], of which eight became hurricanes [winds of 74 mph or greater] and two intensified to major hurricanes with winds reaching 111 mph or greater. An average hurricane season has 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes.

“The 2022 season saw three hurricane landfalls along the coast of the U.S. mainland. Hurricane Ian made landfall first as a Category 4 storm in Cayo Costa, Florida, and again as a Category 1 in Georgetown, South Carolina. As a Category 4 with 150 mph maximum sustained winds, Hurricane Ian tied for the fifth-strongest hurricane ever to make landfall in the U.S. Hurricane Nicole made landfall as a Category 1 in north Hutchinson Island, Florida. Hurricane Fiona made landfall outside of the mainland U.S. as a Category 1 near Punta Tocon, Puerto Rico.”

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  1. question says:

    Despite the 19 leading weather agencies forecasting that this year would be an above average North Atlantic hurricane season, and this being a cause for alarm attributed to the so-called ‘climate emergency’, it turned out to be a below average year.

    I’m sure the climate zealots will pretend this is evidence of something or another.

    • LOL - the real one says:

      NOAA’s erroneous forecasts from 2002 to 2021 are riddled with errors of over 20%. You can see the data spreadsheets on the thebermudatriangleDOTcom/triangle-hurricanes webpage. Only in government (and education) does no one get fired for being so wrong.

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