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Names from A to Z: 2022 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1

By: - May 31, 2022 1:47 pm

Hurricane Ida, 2021. Credit: Wikipedia.

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane begins June 1 and extends to Nov. 30, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicting up to 21 named storms. The NOAA describes the storms as an “above-normal season.”

NOAA references a “climate change connection” related to hurricane seasons. It says, in part:

“NOAA tracks how changes in our atmosphere, ocean and climate are influencing the frequency and intensity of hurricanes…(and) partner scientists found that climate change is likely fueling more powerful hurricanes while flooding during hurricanes is being amplified by sea level rise. Other research by NOAA found the the speed of movement of tropical cyclones, including hurricanes, has been slowing in recent decades, with more storms lumbering slowly over land, unleashing more rain, and causing more flooding. In early May 2022, two NOAA scientists published a blog that looks at how human-caused climate change is influencing Atlantic hurricanes.

Here’s the list of names for the Atlantic hurricane season:

Alex

Bonnie

Colin

Danielle

Earl

Fiona

Gaston

Hermine

Ian

Julia

Karl

Lisa

Martin

Nicole

Owen

Paula

Richard

Shary

Tobias

Virginie

Walter

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Diane Rado
Diane Rado

Diane Rado has covered state and local government and public schools in six states over some 30 years, focusing on policy and investigative stories as well as legislative and political reporting. She spent most of her career at the St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay) Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and did a fellowship in education reform at the University of Michigan in 1999-2000. She is married to a journalist and has three adult children.

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