2022 Mid-Season Hurricane Season Update

2022 Mid-Season Hurricane Season Update

In the middle of hurricane season, we now have our first major hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean

This year, 2022, was the first hurricane season since 1997 in which no tropical cyclone formed in August, and the first hurricane season on record to do so in a La Niña year. La Niña impacts the global climate and disrupts normal weather patterns. This disturbance can lead to intense storms in some places and droughts in others. Tropical cyclogenesis, aka tropical climate formation, was suppressed in the basin for several weeks by a combination of high wind shear, drier air, and the presence of the Saharan air layer (coastal region dust African). As a result, it was the first season since 1997 in which no tropical cyclone formed in August, and the first season on record to do so in a La Niña year. Fiona reached Category 3 level on September 20, making it the first major hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. Although Hurricane Fiona is not a threat to Florida, Gulf States or the rest of the United States, the country’s east coast could feel ocean swells and see widespread coastal erosion. Planet Earth experienced its sixth warmest August on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Water has a very high heat content. Water takes time to warm up and cool down, so although the atmosphere and timing may enter the fall, the Atlantic Ocean is only getting warmer.

This year, 2022, was the first hurricane season since 1997 in which no tropical cyclone formed in August, and the first hurricane season on record to do so in a La Niña year. La Niña impacts the global climate and disrupts normal weather patterns. This disturbance can lead to intense storms in some places and droughts in others. Tropical cyclogenesis, aka tropical climate formation, was suppressed in the basin for several weeks by a combination of high wind shear, drier air, and the presence of the Saharan air layer (coastal region dust African). As a result, it was the first season since 1997 in which no tropical cyclone formed in August, and the first season on record to do so in a La Niña year.

NOAA: Earth & Ocean Temperature Percentiles 2022

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2022 land and ocean temperature percentiles

Fiona reached Category 3 level on September 20, making it the first major hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. Although Hurricane Fiona is not a threat to Florida, Gulf States or the rest of the United States, the country’s east coast could feel ocean swells and see widespread coastal erosion.

List of tropical weather feature names

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Names of storms 2022

Planet Earth experienced its sixth warmest August on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Water has a very high heat content. Water takes time to warm up and cool down, so although the atmosphere and timing may enter the fall, the Atlantic Ocean is only getting warmer.

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