The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially comes to an end on Nov. 30. This year’s active season brought 14 tropical storms, three Category 1 hurricanes with winds up to 95 mph, two Category 3 hurricanes with winds nearly 129 mph, and two powerful Category 4 hurricanes with winds near 156 mph.
This left a total of 21 storms being named throughout the entire season. Nine of these named storms made landfall in the United States.
Hurricane Ida was the most powerful storm to make landfall in the United States in 2021, with maximum winds topping out at 150 mph. Although Houston was spared of a major hurricane this year, it is important to keep our state neighbors in our thoughts and continue to be prepared.
The 2021 hurricane season will end as the third most active on record and the sixth year in a row with an above-normal active hurricane season. We encourage residents to stay prepared year-round for all weather and emergencies.
The 2022 hurricane season will officially begin on June 1. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center will issue its initial seasonal outlook in May, but now is the time to make sure your family is weather ready by preparing for the season ahead.