# Hurricane season
Pinellas County to host free Hurricane Preparedness Day event on June 4
The family-friendly event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lealman Exchange. Hurricane season is here, and Pinellas County will host a free Hurricane Preparedness Day event on Saturday, June 4, to provide residents with a wealth of information and resources.
Above Average Active Hurricane Season Forecasted This Year
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the following news on the upcoming Hurricane season via Facebook, stating:. "Forecasters at the NOAA NWS Climate Prediction Center predict another 'active' Atlantic Hurricane Season for 2022, which would make it the seventh consecutive above-average season.
Clay County prepares for hurricane season: What You Need To Know
The hurricane season begins on June 1 and the early predictions say Floridians can expect “above average” activity with 19 named storms. Colorado State University meteorologists released their annual report of predictions for the season earlier this month. The report said nine of the 19 storms are expected to become hurricanes with winds above 73 miles per hour.
Prepare For An Extreme Atlantic Hurricane Season
Many states have been under severe storm warnings in recent weeks. The weather events, of late, have also broken historical records. Meteorology research says climate change has supercharged storms. This intensity led to a very active North Atlantic hurricane season in 2020. During this season, rainfall increased by 10% to extreme levels. There was a naming record of 30 Atlantic storms in 2020. Authorities had to resort to a backup list for the second time in history. (source)