2021 hurricanes and tropical storm

The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season has come and gone. It started early and it was an above average season. Do you know how many hurricanes there were in 2021? How about tropical storms? Below we provide a recap of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season with all the details you need, including number of hurricanes, major hurricanes, tropical storms, named storms, and more.

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2021 hurricanes and tropical storms


2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recap

How many named storms were in the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season?

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration a named storm is a storm with sustained winds over 39 MPH. During 2021 there were 21 named storms. This ranks third in named storms in one season behind 2020 and 2005.

What is the average number of named storms, hurricanes and major storms per year?

The current average numbers are: 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes. These averages are provided by the NOAA based on a 30 year period (1991-2020).

How many hurricanes were in 2021?

There were 7 hurricanes that happened during 2021.

How many major hurricanes happened during the 2021 season?

Major hurricanes are those that are a category 3 or higher. There were 3 major hurricanes that happened during the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season. These included Hurricanes Ida, Grace, Larry and Sam.

How many category 4 hurricanes took place in 2021?

There were 2 category 4 hurricanes during the 2021 hurricane season. These included Ida and Sam.

How many tropical storms happened during the 2021 season?

There were 14 tropical storms during the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

What were the names of the 7 hurricanes in 2021?

The seven hurricanes that landed during the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season were Elsa, Grace, Henri, Ida, Larry, Nicholas, and Sam.

What were the names of the tropical storms in 2021?

The 14 tropical that landed during the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season were

2021 Hurricane Season Recap by Storm Type & Storm

2021 Hurricanes Recap

  1. Elsa – July 2021, affecting the Caribbean (Barbados, Cuba), Florida (West Coast), Georgia, The Carolinas, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and further north.
  2. Grace – August 2021, started as a tropical storm before turning into a hurricane, affected Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Island, etc. Strengthened to a hurricane in August 2021 and affected Mexico.
  3. Henri – August 2021, affected Bermuda, Rhode Island, New England and Mid-Atlantic regions.
  4. Ida – Started as a tropical storm in August 2021, affecting Cuba. Strengthened to a hurricane in August 2021, wth maximum sustained winds at around 150 mph, affected Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as later Alabama, Florida, Ohio, the Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast.
  5. Larry – September 2021, affected Bermuda and Northeast Canada.
  6. Nicholas – September 2021, affected Southern Texas coast and Louisiana.
  7. Sam – September 2021

2021 Tropical Storms Recap

  1. Ana – May 2021, tropical storm, northeast of Bermuda
  2. Bill – June 2021, tropical storm, off coast of North Carolina
  3. Claudette – June 2021, tropical storm, forming near Louisiana, affecting Alabama, North Carolina and the eastern coast
  4. Danny – June 2021, tropical storm, affecting South Carolina and Georgia
  5. Fred – August 2021, affected Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba as well as northern Florida, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, and more.
  6. Julian – August 2021
  7. Kate – August 2021
  8. Mindy – September 2021, affected the Florida Panhandle, Georgia and South Carolina
  9. Odette – September 2021, did not make landfall
  10. Peter – September 2021, did not make landfall
  11. Rose – September 2021, did not make landfall
  12. Victor – September 2021, did not make landfall
  13. Teresa – September 2021, did not make landfall
  14. Wanda – October 2021, did not make landfall

2021 Named Storms Affecting Florida

  • Elsa, July 2021
  • Fred, August 2021
  • Mindy, September 2021

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