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Expect another above-average hurricane season in 2022, NOAA predicts

A visible satellite image of Hurricane Ida approaching land in the Gulf of Mexico, taken by NOAA’s GOES-16 (GOES East) satellite at 4:10 a.m. EDT on August 29, 2021. (Image credit: NOAA)

Experts are warning that the Eastern U.S. should prepare for another barrage of tropical storms this year. The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be more active than average for the seventh year in a row, according to the latest prediction from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

There is a 70% chance that the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which starts on June 1 and ends Nov. 30, will bring 14 to 21 named storms, or storms with winds of 39 mph (63 km/h) or higher; six to 10 hurricanes with winds of 74 mph (119 km/h) or greater; and three to six major hurricanes, with winds of 111 mph (179 km/h), according to NOAA (opens in new tab)



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