Storms of the 2021 Hurricane Season

Caitlin Dempsey


While the official 2021 hurricane season officially lasts from June 1 to November 30, 2021, the first storm of the season has already happened.

The Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters expect an above-normal season 60% of the time, a near-normal season 30% of the time, and a below-normal season 10% of the time.

In 2021, 13 to 20 tropical storms (winds of 39 mph or higher) are forecast, with 6 to 10 hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher) and 3 to 5 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher) possible.

List of Storm Names for the 2021 Hurricane Season

The list of names for the 2021 Hurricane Season are as follows:

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  • Ana
  • Bill
  • Claudette
  • Danny
  • Elsa
  • Fred
  • Grace
  • Henri
  • Ida
  • Julian
  • Kate
  • Larry
  • Mindy
  • Nicholas
  • Odette
  • Peter
  • Rose
  • Sam
  • Teresa
  • Victor
  • Wanda

First Named Storm of 2021

Tropical Storm Ana was the first name storm of the season. On May 22, 2021 around  5 a.m. EDT, Tropical Storm Ana developed off the waters of Bermuda. The the development of Ana was the seventh year in a row that a storm has formed pre-season.

Tropical Storm Ana ended up being a short-lived storm, heading northeast from Bermuda where it is expected to weaken over the open ocean.

Map showing the predicted trajectory of post-tropical storm Ana. Source: NOAA
Map showing the predicted trajectory of post-tropical storm Ana. Source: NOAA


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Caitlin Dempsey
Caitlin Dempsey is the editor of Geography Realm and holds a master's degree in Geography from UCLA as well as a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from SJSU.