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 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recap
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.
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).
There were 7 hurricanes that happened during 2021.
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.
There were 2 category 4 hurricanes during the 2021 hurricane season. These included Ida and Sam.
There were 14 tropical storms during the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
The seven hurricanes that landed during the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season were Elsa, Grace, Henri, Ida, Larry, Nicholas, and Sam.
The 14 tropical that landed during the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season were
2021 Hurricane Season Recap by Storm Type & Storm
2021 Hurricanes Recap
- Elsa – July 2021, affecting the Caribbean (Barbados, Cuba), Florida (West Coast), Georgia, The Carolinas, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and further north.
- 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.
- Henri – August 2021, affected Bermuda, Rhode Island, New England and Mid-Atlantic regions.
- 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.
- Larry – September 2021, affected Bermuda and Northeast Canada.
- Nicholas – September 2021, affected Southern Texas coast and Louisiana.
- Sam – September 2021
2021 Tropical Storms Recap
- Ana – May 2021, tropical storm, northeast of Bermuda
- Bill – June 2021, tropical storm, off coast of North Carolina
- Claudette – June 2021, tropical storm, forming near Louisiana, affecting Alabama, North Carolina and the eastern coast
- Danny – June 2021, tropical storm, affecting South Carolina and Georgia
- Fred – August 2021, affected Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba as well as northern Florida, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, and more.
- Julian – August 2021
- Kate – August 2021
- Mindy – September 2021, affected the Florida Panhandle, Georgia and South Carolina
- Odette – September 2021, did not make landfall
- Peter – September 2021, did not make landfall
- Rose – September 2021, did not make landfall
- Victor – September 2021, did not make landfall
- Teresa – September 2021, did not make landfall
- Wanda – October 2021, did not make landfall
2021 Named Storms Affecting Florida
- Elsa, July 2021
- Fred, August 2021
- Mindy, September 2021
- Insurance Information Institute – Facts & Statistics: Hurricanes
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Active 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends
- NBC Miami – Busy 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Officially Ends Tuesday
- NOAA – ‘Average’ Atlantic hurricane season to reflect more storm