Every year the National Hurricane Center publishes the World Meteorological Organization‘s list of hurricane names (Tropical Cyclone Names). The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season was an active and troublesome one for the state of Florida as well as Puerto Rico, and more. 2022 saw a total of 14 named storms with 8 being hurricanes. Last year’s season was highlighted by Hurricane Ian in September, but there were other storms that caused plenty of damage as well. If you are interested what the hurricane names were for 2022 you can see the full list of names below.
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List of Storm Names for 2022 Hurricanes
In alphabetical order, the full list of hurricane names that were scheduled for potential use in 2022 are listed below. The names that were used for a “named storm” during 2022 are noted as “used”:
- Alex – used
- Bonnie – used
- Colin – used
- Danielle – used
- Earl – used
- Fiona – used
- Gaston – used
- Hermine – used
- Ian – used
- Julia – used
- Karl – used
- Lisa – used
- Martin – used
- Nicole – used
Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Names, including those that were used for 2022 are determined by the World Meteorological Organization. You can learn more about the naming process at their page on Tropical Cyclone Naming. WMO has a total of six lists that are rotated. So the “2022 list will be used again in 2028.”
Retired 2022 Hurricane Names
The tropical cyclone names do change over time. This is because the WMO retires certain names from their rotating lists. A name is retired if it was used to name a storm that caused a significant amount of damage, both in terms of life and property.
Two 2022 names, “IAN” and “FIONA”, have both been retired by the WMO.
Summary of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms in 2022
The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially ended on November 30th, 2022. The 2022 season started early, and it was an active season. The 2022 season was about average in the number of storms, but the two major storms during 2022 caused catastrophic devastation and loss of life, especially Hurricane Ian in late September of 2022. How many hurricanes were there in 2022? How about tropical storms? Was it above or below the 2022 hurricane season predictions?
Below we provide an updated summary of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season with all the details you need, including number of hurricanes, major hurricanes, tropical storms, named storms, and more.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration a named storm is a storm with sustained winds over 39 MPH. The 2022 had 14 named storms.
The current average numbers are: 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes. These averages are provided by the NOAA based on a 30 year period (1991-2020).
There were 8 hurricanes during the 2022 hurricane season.
Major hurricanes are defined as those that are a category 3 hurricane or higher. There were 2 major hurricanes that happened during the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. These included Hurricanes Ian and Fiona.
There were two (2) category 4 hurricanes during the 2022 hurricane season. These included Hurricane Ian (later classified a category 5) and Hurricane Fiona.
There were 6 tropical storms during the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
There were 2 tropical depressions during 2022. These were tropical depressions 11 and 12.
The names of hurricanes that happened during the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season were (in order of occurrence): Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Ian, Julia, Lisa, Martin, and Nicole.
The seven tropical storms that happened during the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season were Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Gaston, Hermine and Karl, and Nicole (which hit Florida as category 1 hurricane).
2022 Hurricane Season Recap by Storm Type & Storm
2022 Hurricane Names
- Hurricane Danielle, category 1 hurricane, September 2022
- Earl, category 2 hurricane, September 2022
- Fiona, category 4 hurricane, major hurricane, September 2022
- Ian, category 4 hurricane, major hurricane, September 2022
- Julia, category 1 hurricane, October 2022
- Lisa, category 1 hurricane, October – November 2022
- Martin, category 1 hurricane, November 2022
- Nicole, category 1 hurricane, November 2022
2022 Tropical Storm Names
- Alex, June 2022
- Bonnie, July 2022
- Colin, July 2022
- Gaston, September 2022
- Hermine, September 2022
- Karl, October 2022
2022 Tropical Depressions
2022 Named Storms Affecting Florida
- Tropical storm Alex, June 2022
- Hurricane Ian, September 2022
- Hurricane Nicole, November 2022
- 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season
- Center for Disaster Philanthropy – 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – NOAA predicts above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season
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