The 2022 hurricane season’s activity will be about 130% of the average season, according to the CSU forecast. Last year’s hurricane season saw about 140% of the average season.
After an active 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, Colorado State University (CSU) predicts that the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season will again be “above-average” with major hurricanes making landfall. The university team projected nine hurricanes, four of which are predicted to be major hurricanes.
The chance for at least one major hurricane making landfall for the entire continental U.S. coastline is at 71%. The average for the last century has been 52%.
Of note for people here in Texas, the probability of a major storm along the Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle westward to Brownsville is at 46%.
Expect an above-average Atlantic hurricane season this year, with predictions calling for 19 named storms, nine hurricanes and four major hurricanes.