According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this year’s hurricane season officially ended on Tuesday, setting several records.
According to NOAA, 21 named storms were formed in the ocean, including 7 hurricanes and 4 major hurricanes (classified by winds above 111 mph). This is the third highest number of storms on record — and the Atlantic Ocean has seen above average hurricane seasons for the sixth consecutive year. According to NOAA, the average number of named storms per season is 14, which includes 7 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes.
However, the 2021 hurricane was much more expensive than the previous year.Extratropical Cyclone Ida Reported by NOAA.. Eda was so expensive that it exceeded the combined estimated cost of all hurricanes of the previous year.A massive Category 4 storm in Louisiana at the end of August caused an estimated $ 64.5 billion in damage.
According to NOAA, this year’s hurricane season has caused a total of about $ 70 billion in damage and is estimated to have killed more than 160 people.
The season began early and the first name storm, the Tropical Cyclone Announcer, was formed before the official June 1st start date of the season. The NOAA reports that the season began prematurely for the seventh consecutive year.
“Climate factors such as the La Niña phenomenon, above-normal sea surface temperatures early in the season, and above-average West African monsoon rainfall were the main causes of this above-average hurricane season,” said Matthew Rosen Klang, head of the hurricane season forecast. Z says. NOAA Climate Prediction Center.
The last hurricane of the season was Sam on October 1st, and the last tropical cyclone was Wanda on November 5th.
The 2022 season will officially begin on June 1st.
The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane season was the third most active and most expensive on record.
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