The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season
We've made it to the 2022 Hurricane Season, and from what the NOAA predicts, it may be a doozy. Due to the ongoing La Niña weather pattern, the Atlantic hurricane forecast is much higher than average for the seventh year in a row.
What is La Niña?
Essentially, it's a weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean featuring cooler ocean temperatures. As these conditions travel, it generally results in colder winters and heavier snow. This gives way to above average temperatures in the Southeastern US as the seasons change. It also brings a greater likelihood for tornadoes and hurricanes.
We just made it through a particularly intense spring tornado season, featuring monthly tornadic totals well above what they were in 2021. As the tornado season slows, attention turns to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. La Niña years tend to affect the Atlantic hurricane cycles.
The Gulf Coast was affected by several Category 3 (or higher) hurricanes over the past few years. It can be unsettling, wondering what lies ahead for friends and family who live in the area.
We keep a close eye on the weather, too. SERVPRO is ready to roll when the Gulf Coast experiences a strike from a hurricane. Our Storm Teams immediately dispatches to the area to get the water out and mitigate the damage.
We're always here to help.