NOAA issues Hurricane season update


    Forecasters say there is still a chance for an above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane season.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its mid-season update as the hurricane season approaches its peak months.

    NOAA forecasters have slightly decreased the likelihood of an above-normal season to 60%, from the 65% predicted in the May update.

    The likelihood of near-normal activity has risen to 30% and the chances remain at 10% for a below-normal season.

    NOAA’s update calls for 14-20 named storms of which 6-10 could become hurricanes and of those, 3-5 could become major hurricanes.

    So far, the season has seen three named storms and no hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin.