List of Storm Names for 2022 Hurricane Season Revealed

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Take a look at the 2021 Atlantic hurricane predictions as we forge ahead with this year's named storms. As the hurricane season has officially started, NOAA predicts somewhere between 14 to 21 named storms for the 2022 season, of which six to ten can become hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1st and usually ends around November 30th every year.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted six to 10 Atlantic hurricanes for this season, with three to six achieving category 3, 4, or 5 winds of 111 mph or higher, categorizing them as major hurricanes.

An increased hurricane activity this season, predicted by scientists, is likely due to the ongoing La Nina oceanic effect and above-average surface and sea temperatures.

Below are the 21 storm names for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season along with the NHC's official pronunciations.

  • Alex (AL-leks)

  • Bonnie (BAH-nee)

  • Colin (KAH-lihn)

  • Danielle (dan-YELL)

  • Earl (URR-ull)

  • Fiona (fee-OH-nuh)

  • Gaston (ga-STAWN)

  • Hermine (her-MEEN)

  • Ian (EE-an)

  • Julia (JOO-lee-uh)

  • Karl (KAR-ull)

  • Lisa (LEE-suh)

  • Martin (MAR-tin)

  • Nicole (nih-KOHL)

  • Owen (OH-uhn)

  • Paula (PAHL-luh)

  • Richard (RIH-churd)

  • Shary (SHAHR-ee)

  • Tobias (toh-BEE-uss)

  • Virginie (vir-JIN-ee)

  • Walter (WALL-tur)

Each season's storm names alternate between female and male avoiding any that begin with Q, U, X, Y, or Z due to availability.

Names repeat every six years unless a storm is particularly destructive. In that case, its name is retired "for reasons of sensitivity." A total of 93 hurricane names have been retired since 1954. Laura, Eta, and Iota were all retired in 2020.

For more information, visit the NHC's website at Hurricanes.gov.