Busier than average Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2022
On May 24, 2022, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center released its annual hurricane season outlook. The agency predicts that the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season will be busier than average, which would make it the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season.
For the 2022 season beginning June 1 and ending on November 30, NOAA scientists predict a likely range of 14 to 21 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). NOAA provides these ranges with a 70% confidence.
Hurricane preparedness is critically important for the 2022 hurricane season, just as it is every year.
Below, please review the South Carolina 2022 Hurricane Guide (English and Spanish provided) and the related resources, documents, and FAQs that will better prepare you for this hurricane season.