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.