On Thursday, Colorado State University (CSU) released its 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Forecast. The new CSU forecast calls for a well-above-average hurricane season.
The previous forecast called for one less named storm, hurricane and major hurricane for the season. The new forecast takes into account the three storms that have already occurred this season.
The new forecast from CSU calls for twenty named storms, ten hurricanes, and five major hurricanes. This is above the average of fourteen named storms, seven hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes.
The new CSU forecast is similar to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecast for the 2022 season. The NOAA forecast calls for 14 to 21 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes.
Both forecasts call for an above-average Atlantic hurricane season this year. This is because La Niña conditions that reduce wind shear across the Atlantic are expected to continue through the remainder of the hurricane season.
There is still a lot of the hurricane season yet to go, with the peak coming around mid-September. The Weather Authority will keep you updated on the tropics.