From Your Erie:
As the Atlantic basin enters peak hurricane season, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have updated their outlook to predict up to 20 named storms and 5 major hurricanes in 2022.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. So far, we’ve seen three tropical storms strengthen to the point of getting named. None this year have strengthened into hurricanes, but the worst may be yet to come. “We are now entering the peak months of the Atlantic hurricane season, August through October,” said Matthew Rosencrans, the lead hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. “Historically, this is when about 90% of all Atlantic tropical cyclone activity occurs.”