Hurricane Season 2022
Today marks the first day of summer as well as the start of the 2022 hurricane season. While our area doesn’t usually experience hurricanes, the past couple of years have shown that the tail end of some hurricanes can reach us. Suffice it to say, it is always best to be prepared, because even the tail end of a hurricane brings torrential thunderstorms and potential flooding.
First off, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predict that the 2022 hurricane season has a 65% chance of having above-average hurricane activity. This is based on several climate factors, such as the ongoing La Nina and a warmer-than average sea surface temperature in the Atlantic and Caribbean. Also, if we look at the trend over the past several years, we can expect these storms to last longer and hit harder.
We encourage everyone to keep an eye on the weather forecasts this season. We will also be updating our blog on any potential news to keep us all prepared on the latest.