TROPICS: Tropical Storm Agatha forms in the Eastern Pacific.

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There are no current threats to the First Coast but in the Eastern Pacific, we have the first-named Tropical Storm of 2022.


Lauren Rautenkranz, TimDeegan, Makayla Lucero (WTLV), Robert Speta, Lewis Turner


12:43 PM EDT August 11, 2021


7:38 AM EDT May 28, 2022

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Season Officially starts June 1st in the Atlantic and for the first time since 2014 it looks like we will not have a pre-season storm in the Atlantic basin. But that is not the case in the Eastern Pacific. 

Friday night Tropical Storm Agatha was named by the National Hurricane Center. The storm is expected by bring heavy rainfall and flooding in Southern Mexico as it makes landfall on Monday as a Hurricane.

The storm is expected to weaken out over land but eventually that moisture could push east in to the Gulf of Mexico increasting the threat of rainfall by late week in to Florida. 

There are no tropical threats to the First Coast and there are no new areas of development expected in the next 5 days.  

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SEASONAL OUTLOOK: NOAA’s outlook calls for 15-21 named storms, 7-10 hurricanes, and 3-5 major hurricanes in total.

“After a record-setting start, the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season does not show any signs of relenting as it enters the peak months ahead,” said Rick Spinrad, Ph.D., NOAA administrator. “NOAA will continue to provide the science and services that are foundational to keeping communities prepared for any threatening storm.”

Looking deeper into the season, the Climate Prediction Center has issued a La Niña Watch with La Niña potentially emerging through November. La Niña can help make atmospheric conditions more conducive for tropical cyclones to form the Atlantic, and less conducive in the Eastern Pacific. If 2021 is any indicator so far of what lies ahead this season, it could continue to be an active year.

Hurricane season is here and it’s time to be prepared if you aren’t already. Make sure you have had conversations with your loved ones about what you would do if a storm were to threaten.

This year, NOAA released the new seasonal averages for the Atlantic basin. According to the 30-year data from 1991 to 2020, the new averages include 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. The previous Atlantic storm averages, based on the period from 1981 to 2010, were 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. The averages from 1951-1980, were 11 named storms, 5 hurricanes, and 1 major.

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Hurricane safety and preparedness are critically important even before the season begins on June 1. NOAA’s National Weather Service provides resources to prepare for hurricane hazards and real-time updates about active weather systems from the National Hurricane Center at www.hurricanes.gov

The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to November 30.

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