The tables below will show how the storms' destruction and casualties compare to other notable storms. It also ended pretty late, with Tau, Upsilon and Phi forming in December. In the Windward Islands, especially Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Vincent, the storm toppled many trees, damaged roofs and caused mudslides. May featured no tropical cyclones, although 2 invests were observed in the month. Torrential rainfall and strong winds destroyed roofs, toppled trees and surging waters destroyed bridges. Despite being close to land, the storm began strengthening again. Virginie reached hurricane status once again prior to its landfall on Lower Sugarloaf Key. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released its 2020 hurricane season forecast.NOAA predicts we will continue with the pattern of storms brewing above normal activity, but it … The storm reached Category 4 intensity for the second time on August 12, shortly before making landfall over La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic, with winds of 130 mph. Fiona moved westwards at a slow pace, along with strengthening slowly. Along with that, its pressure dropped from 979 mb (28.9 inHg) to 912 mb (26.9 inHg), a 67 mb drop in just 6 hours. Fiona caused 400 deaths there earlier in the season. Walter caused tremendous damage in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola and was considered as the "worst hurricane to affect Bermuda" after it made landfall twice as a major hurricane. On Mid- July, the CSU released an updated forecast. Due to extreme activity, the Greek alphabet had to be used for the second time in history, after the 2005 season. Karl gradually intensified into a Category 4 in the Eastern Atlantic. The newly formed depression initially remained weak while slowly moving southwestward, due to the presence of shear. The season features 34 named storms, 22 hurricanes, 15 major hurricanes, 11 Category 4 hurricanes and 5 Category 5 hurricanes, breaking all previous activity records, most of which were set by the 2005 season. This is the SDTWFC prediction of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. Tobias made landfall in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana on that day, with sustained 1-minute winds of 175 mph (282 km/h) and a pressure of 901 mb (26.6 inHg), then made several successive landfalls on islands of southern Louisiana. The storm maintained its peak intensity for several hours. Shary's rapid intensification culminated 6 hours later, when a dropsonde measured a central pressure of 885 mb (26.1 inHg) in the storm; the lowest pressure recorded in connection with the storm. Overall, Colin was responsible for 3 deaths and roughly $5 million in damage. On April 27, the depression degenerated into a remnant low, as it moved westwards across the Atlantic. Shary became the second Category 5 of the season and also became the strongest storm of the season. Soon after, the storm began rapidly weakening in response to increased shear in the area, and degenerated into a tropical depression on the same day. The disturbed area rapidly organized and was designated as Tropical Depression Two on the same day. An early-season tropical wave emerged off the coast of Africa on July 9. Early on September 4, the NHC upgraded the wave to a tropical depression, based on continuously improving satellite appearance. The Lesser Antilles, was luckily mostly unscathed, with a few exception when Hurricanes Martin and Delta tracked over the northern part of the island group. Throughout much of August 6, the low pressure area continued deepening, while the closed circulation tightened. At the same time, the powerful storm was approaching colder waters, left in the wake of hurricanes Fiona and Shary earlier in the season. May also saw 2 invests developing. The weakening trend slowed down as Lambda accelerated towards Cuba, and on December 1, the storm made landfall over the mouth of the Cauto River as a Category 1 hurricane, with winds of 80 mph (130 km/h) and a central pressure of 980 mbar (29 inHg). A mid-day recon flight found winds of 120 mph, and Martin was subsequently upgraded to a Category 3 major hurricane again. Despite this, the first storm of the season, Alex, developed in April, the first storm to do so since Arlene in 2017. For the storms themselves, they also broke many records. Jamaica also sustained extensive damage, mostly from the storms Shary and Fiona. It later caused more damage when it transitioned into an extratropical system and was absorbed into a cold front. The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season was the final set of seven seasons to be at least above average. Based on this, it was named Colin, the 3rd named storm of the season. This was the most active forecast NOAA has ever published. The next day, Bonnie became the first hurricane of the season. Delta caused even more destruction in Puerto Rico, which already dealt with Walter earlier. They were replaced by Brianna, Felicity, George, Immanuel, Milo, Pearl, Sandra, Timothy, Victoria, and Wilbur for the 2028 season. 6 hours later, Fiona's pressure bottomed out at 931 mb, becoming one of the most intense July tropical cyclones on record. For the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters predict 14 to 20 tropical storms, seven to 11 hurricanes, and four to six major hurricanes, according to AccuWeather. A tropical wave moved over the Atlantic from Africa in mid-August. Conditions were near perfect for explosive intensification, with water temperatures of up to 41 °C (106 °F), virtually no wind shear, and ample moisture provided by the remnants of Tropical Depression Twenty-two, Tobias underwent a period of explosive intensification. Altogether, Shary killed 9,764 people across its path, and caused $118 billion dollars in damage. The following day, Danielle developed an eye feature, and the Dvorak satellite classifications indicated that Danielle became a hurricane; based on this, it was upgraded to a hurricane, with winds of 75 mph. 2021 atlantic spinny cloud season (Free Editing), Hurricane Ivan's Review of the 2020 Pacific Typhoon Season, Pages using infoboxes with thumbnail images, https://hypotheticalhurricanes.fandom.com/wiki/2022_Atlantic_hurricane_season_(eggmin)?oldid=512112, ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––, –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––. Phi and Upsilon persisted up until January 2023, making 2022 the third season to have a storm to span two calendar years, or in this case, the only season to have two storms to span two calendar years. See everything you need to know to be prepared. Since the hurricane season peaks in August and September, the wind speeds are expected to exceed 50 miles per hour. With damages well over above $1.3 trillion, the season is cemented into history to be the costliest Atlantic hurricane season, snatching the record set last year by a large margin. The depression slowed down slightly, and on the same day it reached peak intensity of 35 mph. On September 11, Tobias began turning west again, and entered the area north of the Bahamas. The season had an unusual amount powerful and intense landfalls, with 14 storms landfalling as a major hurricane. Shary's worst impact was on the Yucatan Peninsula. These predictions are released to give a better look on what the Atlantic basin's activity might be throughout the year. A primitive eye-like feature was observed on satellite; in addition, a Hurricane Hunters aircraft found hurricane-force winds in the northeastern quadrant of the storm. Zeta also surprised everyone after it managed to gradually intensify into a major hurricane despite close proximity to land. Hi Guysss I’m finally back and better than ever! The following day, Bonnie slowed down its forward movement considerably, while turning northwards and later westwards. A total of $220 billion in damages were reported, making it the second-costliest hurricane in history, just slightly behind Ida of last year. The hurricane passed through the Saint Lucia Channel and just southwest of Martinique, bringing powerful winds and rain to both islands. On September 3, the wave began showing signs of intensification, as a closed circulation began developing. Meanwhile, the letters Gamma, Delta, Zeta, Kappa, Xi, Sigma, and Phi were retired for this particular season but could be reused again in the future if needed. Walter was a very unusual system, staying tropical for a record-breaking 48 consecutive days. It maintained its strength up until landfall in Grand Cayman and Cuba on December 1st, arguably making Sigma the strongest December hurricane recorded, and also the only Category 5 to persist into December. In Louisiana, the powerful winds and a large storm surge flooded low-lying areas, including sections of New Orleans. While New England is technically overdue for a hurricane… A day later, the storm strengthened into a tropical storm and received the name Alex, becoming only the 3rd named storm in April on record, behind Ana of 2003 and Arlene on 2017. After entering the Bay of Campeche on July 6, the NHC classified it as a tropical depression. 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