In total, this hurricane season produced 14 named storms (winds of 39 mph or greater), eight of those became hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or greater) and two intensified to major hurricanes with winds reaching 111 mph or greater. An average hurricane season has 14 named storms, seven hurricanes, and three major hurricanes. So, pretty much on point.

This is what is average for the Atlantic Season.

Generally a quiet season, but the one beast of the 2022 Tropical Atlantic was Ian. It only takes one horrible storm to define a season and this year it was Ian.

Ian made two landfalls, one as a Category 4 south of Tampa and then again in South Carolina as a Category one. The track of Ian brought the remnant low directly over our viewing area and provided some significant rainfall to the region.

Nicole was the only other cyclone to make landfall on the continental U.S. and this storm also moved directly over the viewing area early in November. Over 3″ of rain fell in Roanoke on the 10th and 11th causing some minor flooding and some wind damage.

The late-season landfall of Nicole was rare.

As for the original Forecast for an above-average season fell well short.