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2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes To A Close

The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season has come to a close, ending another above-average year for tropical activity.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — November 30th marks the end of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. On the heels of a record-breaking above-average 2020 hurricane season, the 2021 hurricane season was also above-average. The 2021 season is the sixth consecutive year of above-average activity. It marks the seventh year of seeing a named storm before the June 1st official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. 

There were a total of 21 named storms this season. That completes the list of per-determined names. For the first time on record, we saw two consecutive seasons where the list of names was completed. Of those 21 named storms, 7 of them reached a hurricane strength. To be classified as a hurricane, a storm must have a minimum wind speed of 74mph. 

Of those 7 hurricanes, 4 of them would become major hurricanes. A major hurricane has a minimum wind speed of 111mph.

Of the 21 named storms that developed, 8 of them hit the U.S. Coastline.