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The 2022 Atlantic was an above average season, with 15 named storms forming. It was notable for having 2 category 5 hurricanes.

Name List:

  • Alex
  • Bonnie
  • Colin
  • Danielle
  • Earl
  • Faith
  • Gaston
  • Hermine
  • Ian
  • Julia
  • Keegan
  • Lisa
  • Mason
  • Nicole
  • Otto
  • Paula
  • Richard
  • Shary
  • Travis
  • Virginie
  • Wilbur
wikipedia:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale


Storms

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Andrea Jun 6 2013 1840Z.jpg Alex2022.png
DurationJune 23 – June 29
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Alex

Alex was an average tropical storm that formed on June 23rd, south of the Gulf of Mexico. It then made landfall on Florida on June 27, and crossed the state in 10 hours. It moved north and dissolved. Alex was responsible for 5 deaths.

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hanna 2008-09-01 over Bahamas.jpg Bonnie2022.png
DurationJuly 30 – August 5
Peak intensity110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)  963 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Bonnie

A tropical wave became organized on July 29, and began Tropical Depression Two on July 30. It then became Tropical Storm Bonnie 20 hours later. It began to move east, towards the caribbean. Soon after, Bonnie began to develop an eye, and became a hurricane. Bonnie peaked as a category 2 for its landfall on Haiti, and slowed down significantly. Bonnie spend over a day moving over Haiti, bringing hurricane force winds, and rainfall. It then moved back into the sea before making a landfall on Cuba as a category 1 hurricane. It exited the cuba coast 8 hours later and made a final landfall near Georgia as a TS, and dissipated inland. Bonnie caused over 300 fatalities, and $5.4 billion in damage, resulting in its name retired.

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane Earl 2010-09-01 1801Z.jpg Colin2022.png
DurationAugust 12 – August 21
Peak intensity120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  954 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Colin

Colin was the first major hurricane of the season when it reached that intensity on August 16. It slowly passed the Bahamas, reaching peak intensity as it moved. it then began to take a typical cape verde route, until it made an unexpected landfall on North Carolina, slightly below peak intensity, causing tons of damage. Colin then moved out to sea and made a final landfall near Maine as a C1 before dissipating. Colin caused 90 fatalities and $10.8 billion in damage, the name Colin was retired due to this storm.

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
TS Larry 05 oct 2003 1645Z.jpg Danielle2022.png
DurationAugust 14 – August 18
Peak intensity45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Danielle

Danielle was a short lived TS that formed just after Colin did. Danielle briefly peaked as a 45 mph TS northeast of the Yucatan before curving west. It then weakened to a depression, before again achieving TS status for its landfall on Mainland Mexico on August 17. Danielle was responsible for 2 fatalities.

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Gladys Oct 01 1975 2130Z.jpg Earl2022.png
DurationAugust 23 – September 5
Peak intensity160 mph (260 km/h) (1-min)  917 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Earl

Earl started its life as a TD that formed north of Puerto Rico on August 23. It then began to curve south. Most forecasts showed a landfall on Florida as a Category 1 hurricane. However, Earl turned further south and began to rapidly intensify, slamming the Bahamas as a C4. Just before exiting the Bahamas, however, Earl peaked as a low-end category 5 hurricane. Earl then began to speed up the east coast, making a Newfoundland landfall as a C2, crossing the country in only 7 hours. Earl was an extremely strong storm, that resulted in over 120 fatalities and $8 billion in damage. The name Earl was retired.

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Iris 2 September 1995.jpg Faith2022.png
DurationSeptember 12 – September 18
Peak intensity80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  993 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Faith

Faith was a weaker hurricane that, thankfully, did not impact land. It briefly peaked as a Category 1 hurricane in open waters, and dissipated on September 18. Faith did not impact any land.

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Ernesto (2000).JPG Gaston2022.png
DurationSeptember 20 – September 23
Peak intensity40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Gaston

Gaston formed as a TD west of the Cape Verde islands on September 20. Gaston peaked as a minimal TS on September 22, before rapidly weakening, it dissipated on September 23. Gaston's remnants brought rain to the Leeward Islands.

Category 5 hurricane (SSHWS)
Allen 07 aug 1980 1355Z N6.jpg Hermine2022.png
DurationOctober 9 – October 22
Peak intensity175 mph (280 km/h) (1-min)  912 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Hermine

Hermine formed south of the D.R. on October 9, and moved west. Hermine was originally supposed to make landfall as a TS on the Yucatan, but instead Hermine moved south and began to intensify rapidly. It reached category 5 status on October 13. It then began to move north, scraping past Cuba and Cozumel as a C4, bringing powerful winds and rainfall. It then made landfall on New Orleans as a weak C5, devastating the entire state, It then managed to pass all the way to the east coast, before reintensifying and breifly becoming a hurricane again. Hermine finally dissipated on October 22, having brought over 1,000 lives and $20 billion in damage with it.

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tropical Storm Dean (1983).JPG Ian2022.png
DurationOctober 20 – October 22
Peak intensity40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1008 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Ian

Ian was a minimal Tropical Storm that did not affect land. It formed on October 20 and dissolved on October 22.

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Beryl aug 30 1982 1649Z.jpg Julia2022.png
DurationOctober 25 – October 30
Peak intensity65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Julia

Julia, while not truly affecting land, did bring swells to Bermuda, which caused 1 indirect fatality. Julia formed on October 25 and dissolved on October 30.

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Claudette 2015-07-13 1800Z (cropped).jpg Keegan2022.png
DurationOctober 29 – October 31
Peak intensity50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Keegan

Keegan made landfall on Central America as a weak TS, before passing back into the sea a few hours later. The storm made a second landfall on the Yucatan Penninsula as a Depression, it passed through there, and dissipated on October 31. Keegan caused $100,000 in damage and no fatalities.

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Hurricane claudette july 15 2003.jpg Lisa2022.png
DurationNovember 2 – November 8
Peak intensity80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  976 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Lisa

Lisa formed on November 2, and headed west. The storm made landfall on extreme southern Texas as a Low-end C1, before rapidly dissipating inland. Lisa caused 11 fatalities and $2 million in damage.

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
Humberto 12 sept 2007 1655Z.jpg Mason2022.png
DurationNovember 6 – November 11
Peak intensity75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  982 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Mason

Mason formed on November 6, and made landfall on North Carolina as a Tropical Storm on November 9. It lasted 2 days inland, before dissolving on November 11. Mason caused 7 fatalities and $5 million in damage.

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Grace 2015-09-06.png Nicole2022.png
DurationNovember 21 – November 25
Peak intensity65 mph (100 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Nicole

Nicole formed on November 21 as a depression, before making landfall on Cuba as a Strong Tropical Storm. It also passed through the bahamas, before speeding up the east coast and dissolving on November 25. Nicole caused 1 indirect fatality.

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
Danny 2015-08-21 1620Z.jpg Otto2022.png
DurationNovember 25 – December 13
Peak intensity125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  945 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Otto

Otto formed on November 25, as a depression. This storm would take a typical cape verde route, and be a very long lived storm, despite the how late it was in the season. Otto would pass close to Bermuda, bringing strong winds. No fatalities occurred in Bermuda, and $500,000 in damage occurred. Otto dissolved in the open Atlantic on December 13.

Storm Names

The Slight La Nina lead to 15 named storms.

Retirement

Due to their impacts, the names Bonnie, Colin, Earl, and Hermine were retired. They will be replaced with Brooke, Cedric, Emile, and Holly in the 2028 season.

Name list for 2028

  • Alex
  • Brooke
  • Cedric
  • Danielle
  • Emile
  • Faith
  • Gaston
  • Holly
  • Ian
  • Julia
  • Keegan
  • Lisa
  • Mason
  • Nicole
  • Otto
  • Paula
  • Richard
  • Shary
  • Travis
  • Virginie
  • Wilbur
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