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An Early Start to Atlantic Storm Season

Will it be a bad one?

It is not a hurricane and it is not even a tropical storm, but ...

See this from May 10:

"AccuWeather Global Weather Center – May 10, 2022 – A large storm that will remain stalled just off the Atlantic coast into Wednesday will continue to create stiff winds and rough surf, prior to turning westward later this week, when it will deliver downpours in the Southeast. This storm, which brought tornadoes and flooding rain to the mid-Atlantic and central Appalachians last week, could even become the very first subtropical depression or named system of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, according to AccuWeather meteorologists."

Throughout the Southwest, West, South and Mid-Atlantic there have been repeated storm systems crossing the United States. Spring tornado season has been very active.

The above does not prognosticate an active hurricane season, but the weather has been unpredictable and severe so far in 2022. Just ask the folks who conducted a "prescribed burn" in New Mexico when the weather turned on them. Tens of thousands of acres have burned.
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.