NOAA predicted an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season for 2022

An American flag stands in Fort Myers Beach, Florida in the aftermath of Ian (Wikipedia)

With the season coming to a close on November 30, and tropical cyclone formation not expected during the next 5 days, it’s a good time to review the last six months.

Did you know that the 2022 season was the first season since 2014 to not have a pre-season named storm.

This year, according to Wikipedia there were 2 Major hurricanes of Cat. 3 or over (Fiona and Ian Category-4); including 14 named storms and 8 Hurricanes. Alex, the first named system was formed on June 5, 2022, the website said adding, that not since 1996 has more than one storm crossed between the Atlantic and Pacific basins intact during a single season.

Hurricane Ian was the most destructive Category 4 Atlantic hurricane to strike the state of Florida.

Hurricane Fiona, the sixth named storm, third hurricane and first major hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season was the strongest extratropical cyclone to strike Nova Scotia, Canada with winds of 105 mph.

In other impacts, a trough system impacted Dominica, leaving substantial flooding and triggering over 60 landslides along Dominica’s east coast, and claimed one death.


Hurricane Fiona – Wikipedia (2022). Available at: (Accessed: 27 November 2022).

Hurricane Ian – Wikipedia (2022). Available at: (Accessed: 27 November 2022).

2022 Atlantic hurricane season – Wikipedia (2022). Available at: (Accessed: 27 November 2022).

Williams, A. (2022) A trough system has left one man dead; 60 landslides, and marooned villagers along Dominica’s east coast | SundayALBERT WILLIAMS Reporting. Available at: (Accessed: 27 November 2022).