THE 2022 hurricane season could be in full swing in just a few weeks due to a rare weather event.
Colder-than-normal temperatures in the Pacific Ocean have made for a busy hurricane season for the past two years, and it looks set to happen again.
Meteorologists are eyeing the potential for a “triple-dip La Niña,” or an unusual recurrence of below-average sea surface temperatures in the eastern tropical Pacific.
The phenomenon has a major impact on the weather in the states, such as B. the possible strengthening of the spring tornado season and the loading of the Atlantic hurricane season in the summer and fall.
The hurricane season lasts from June 1st to November 30th each year. Last season had 21 named storms, the third most active year in history.
The 2020 season had 30 named storms, the most in recorded history.
These two sessions took place during two consecutive La Niña years. If a three-peat occurs, it will be the first recorded since 1950.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s latest La Niña assessment increased the likelihood of the phenomenon from 51 percent to 58 percent during the most dangerous part of the season — August through October.
In April, forecasters warned that this year could see its seventh consecutive devastating season.
dr Philip Klotzbach and his team at Colorado State University are forecasting 19 named storms this year, including nine hurricanes and four major hurricanes.
If the forecast is correct, there will have been 70 named storms in the past three years.
dr Klotzbach is a member of the CSU team for tropical weather and climate research. In his findings, he explained the main reason for this unprecedented wave of activity in La Niña temperatures.
His findings also suggested that the chances of a hurricane hitting Florida and Georgia are well above normal.
The forecast comes as deadly storms have already battered multiple states this year.
METEOROLOGIST KILLED IN STORM
Severe storms in Minnesota this month caused the deaths of two residents, including a storm chaser who was at work.
Martha Llanos Rodriguez, 30, of Mexico City, died when a trailer hit a car she was driving on Interstate 90 after Rodriguez’s vehicle stopped briefly to avoid downed power lines, authorities said.
Officials said Rodriguez and three other weather experts have been tracking a severe storm system that has brought damaging winds, flooding, hail and reports of possible tornadoes to the southwestern part of the state.
In the vehicle with her were meteorologists Bradford Scott Barrett, 42, of Maryland, Diego Campos, 37, and Aldo Alberto Viscarra-Avilez, 33, both of Chile.
Rodriguez, who worked for Spanish outlet Meteored, had chased storms in Nebraska and Iowa before embarking on the fateful trip to Minnesota.
“Chaser Log. Day 1 🌪️. 3 hours ago I arrived in Nebraska, we’re heading north in search of a formation. Now in Iowa, on our way to Minnesota. Flamin’ Hot Potatoes don’t bite 🌶️”, read her last tweet.
Campos told the Star Tribune that the three men picked Llanos up from the Omaha airport and it was their first experience storm chasing.
Campos and Viscarra-Avilez sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the accident, while Barrett was in life-threatening condition.
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