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NOAA is calling for an Above Average 2022 Hurricane Season

June 1st marks the start of hurricane season, which runs through the end of November and experts are saying we should be prepared for an active couple of months.

YORK, Pa. — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting an above average 2022 Atlantic Hurricane season for the 7th consecutive year.

NOAA administrator Dr. Rick Spinrad delivered the outlook, and said that 14-21 named storms will develop, six to ten of those storms expected to be hurricanes and three to six could be major hurricanes.

“It’s never too early to prepare for the devastating impacts of hurricanes, and while we are here today to preview an outlook of what trends will shape this years hurricane season, its crucial to remember it only takes one storm to damage your home, neighborhood, and community.”

The forecasted active season is a result of a few different variables, including the ongoing La Niña oscillation that is likely to stick around through hurricane season and above average sea surface temperatures in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.

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