Science Tropical Weather

Official End of Hurricane Season 2011

Tomorrow will be the official end of the hurricane season for 2011.

Irene was the only storm that hit the US landfall, but it was wakeup call in the sense that the Northeast US doesn’t normally won’t be affected by a hurricane, especially a possible major storm but it can happen.

Total Number of Storms : 19 +
Hurricanes: 7
Intense Hurricanes: 3

+ A post-storm upgrade of Tropical Storm Nate to hurricane status, and the addition of a short-lived, unnamed tropical storm that formed in early September between Bermuda and Nova Scotia. This unnamed storm, along with several other weak, short-lived named storms, could have gone undetected without modern satellite technology.

For further information:

Watch the 2011 season animation here    (4.5 minutes)