Hurricane season is quickly approaching with less than a month until the official start date.
The season starts on June 1 and this year forecasters expect 19 storms, two fewer than in 2021. Though the official start date is in June, last year was the seventh year in a row that a storm system formed in May.
Storm names for 2022:
Last year there were 21 named storms. It was the third most active hurricane season on record.
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In 2020 there were 30 named storms. The season was so active that it blew through the list of storm names and used the Greek alphabet a record-breaking nine times to name storms. Before that, it had only been used in 2005.
Due to that record-breaking number, meteorologists eliminated the Greek alphabet as the backup if there are more than 21 storms and instead came up with a supplemental list.
Supplemental storm names 2022: