ORLANDO, Fla. - The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is less than two months away, and early outlooks are predicting yet another active season.
The experts at Colorado State University expect the 2022 Atlantic Basin hurricane season to be another one for the record books with tropical cyclone activity expected to be well above average.
Forecasters are predicting 19 named storms, nine of which could become hurricanes. Of those nine hurricanes, four could become major hurricanes of Category 3, 4, or 5 storms, with winds of 111 mph or greater, according to CSU's report. Overall, activity is expected to be between 29% and 36% more active than any normal season.
You might be wondering what names will be used for any tropical storms and hurricanes that develop in the months ahead.
The graphic below shows the complete list of names selected by a committee of the World Meteorological Organization for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.
The NHC assigns a name to any tropical cyclone that becomes a tropical storm (39-plus-mph winds) or hurricane (74-plus-mph winds). The NHC goes through the list in alphabetical order, so the first tropical storm or hurricane receives the "A" name (Alex) and the 21st such storm receives the "W" name (Walter). As of 2021, any additional storms now receive a name from a new supplemental list created by the WMO.
Hurricane season begins June 1. You can stay informed and ahead of the storm by downloading the FOX 35 Storm Team Weather App.