Satellite view of hurricane Dorian, year 2019

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And the hits keep coming!

The 2022 hurricane season is expected to be another busy one. Weather researchers at Colorado State University are predicting an above-average hurricane season for the 7th consecutive year. Forecasters are predicting 19 names storms in the Atlantic, at least four of which could become Category 3 storms or higher.  A typical hurricane season will see about 14 named storms.  Last season saw 21, and 2020 saw an all-time record of 30. Hurricane season runs from June 1st through Nov. 30th.

Why are hurricanes becoming so much more common?

Do we need to adjust what a ‘typical’ hurricane season looks like?