Hurricane Forecast 2022 - Colorado State University predicts a very active hurricane season this year

CSU predicts the 2022 hurricane season will produce 19 named storms with 9 hurricanes and 4 major hurricanes. This is higher than last years updated prediction of 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 4 major hurricanes (CAT-3 or higher)

This is well above what is considered considered “the new average” hurricane season due to climate change. The previous average season was 12 named storms, 6 becoming hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes. 

As the planet heats-up, strong storms will become more frequent. To put it in perspective, the 2021 season produced 21 named storms, 7 became hurricanes and 4 of those major hurricanes – well above what was predicted. 

2021 Hurricane Tracks