2022 has set some records for the slowest and quietest hurricane season in 25 years. No one is complaining, but many want to know why this is. In this article we will be discussing the possible explanations behind the small number of hurricanes this year.
First we have to understand how a hurricane season forecast is made. They begin with the environment, like moisture in the atmosphere, ocean temperatures and winds that will affect tropical areas to create a storm. This forecasting process is difficult to do several months before hurricane season begins, so the forecast is not always correct.
A possible reason behind a lack of hurricanes is due to the moisture in the atmosphere. The air that is usually above the central Atlantic is moist, but this year much of the air masses are from the Sahara Desert. This dry air creates a less desirable environment for tropical storms.
Another explanation is the Bermuda High, a system that sits over the Atlantic Ocean in the atmosphere. It is irregularly north, meaning a powerful jet stream is ripping through any possible storm being created over the central Atlantic.
We hope you still get prepared for possible hurricanes to occur, with 6-10 predicted hurricanes planned in the season.
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