Here is a look at the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.
Follow the storm tracker for the path and forecasts of the latest storm.
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The areas covered include the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
The National Weather Service defines a hurricane as a “tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 74 mph (64 knots) or higher.”
Hurricanes are rated according to intensity of sustained winds on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The 1-5 scale estimates potential property damage.
A Category 3 or higher is considered a major hurricane.
The National Hurricane Center advises preparedness:
A hurricane watch indicates the possibility that a region could experience hurricane conditions within 48 hours.
A hurricane warning indicates that sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected within 36 hours.
April 7, 2022 - The Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project team predicts an “above-normal” Atlantic hurricane season. The team forecasts 19 named storms, including nine hurricanes, four of which will be major hurricanes. On June 2, CSU researchers increase their forecast, calling for a “well above-average” 2022 season. The team now predicts 20 named storms, including 10 named storms, of which five are forecast to be major.
May 24, 2022 - The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts a 65% chance for an above-normal season, predicting that there is a 70% chance of having 14 to 21 named storms, of which six to 10 could develop into hurricanes, including three to six major hurricanes (Categories 3-5).
August 4, 2022 - Updated forecasts released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Colorado State University show the 2022 hurricane season is still expected to be above-normal.
2022 Atlantic Storm Names
Tropical Storm Alex
Tropical Storm Bonnie
Tropical Storm Colin
September 1, 2022 - Tropical Storm Danielle forms in the North Atlantic.
September 2, 2022 - Strengthens into a hurricane, making it the first hurricane of the season.
September 3, 2022 - Weakens to a tropical storm but strengthens back into a hurricane later in the day.
September 2, 2022 - Tropical Storm Earl forms south near the Caribbean, 185 miles east of the Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.
September 6, 2022 - Strengthens into a hurricane.
September 10, 2022 - Downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone.
September 14, 2022 - Tropical Storm Fiona forms in the Atlantic, 625 miles east of the Leeward Islands.
September 16, 2022 - Tropical Storm Fiona passes by Guadeloupe causing the death of one person.
September 18, 2022 - Fiona makes landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane. The hurricane causes catastrophic flooding and at least three people are killed.
September 19, 2022 - Fiona makes landfall in the Dominican Republic. At least two people die due to the storm, according to Major General Juan Manuel Méndez García, director of the country’s emergency operations center.
September 20, 2022 - Strengthens to a Category 3 hurricane.
September 24, 2022 - Fiona morphs into a post-tropical cyclone and makes landfall in Canada’s Nova Scotia. At least one person dies due to the storm.
Tropical Storm Gaston
Tropical Storm Hermine
September 23, 2022 - Tropical Storm Ian forms over the central Caribbean.
September 26, 2022 - Strengthens into a hurricane.
September 27, 2022 - Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Cuba as a Category 3 storm, leaving at least two people dead and the entire island without power.
September 28, 2022 - Hurricane Ian makes landfall along the southwestern coast of Florida near Cayo Costa as a powerful Category 4 storm. At least 130 people are killed in storm-related incidents in Florida.
September 30, 2022 - Hurricane Ian makes landfall near Georgetown, South Carolina, as a Category 1 storm, before being downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. Five people are killed in storm-related incidents in North Carolina, officials say.
October 7, 2022 - Tropical Storm Julia forms in the southern Caribbean near the Guajira Peninsula in Colombia.
October 9, 2022 - Julia makes landfall near Laguna De Perlas in Nicaragua as a Category 1 storm.
October 10, 2022 - Julia moves along the northwestern coasts of Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, killing at least 27 people in the region.
Tropical Storm Karl
November 7, 2022 - Subtropical Storm Nicole forms northeast of the Bahamas.
November 8, 2022 - Nicole transitions to a tropical storm.
November 9, 2022 - Nicole makes landfall on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas, and later strengthens into a hurricane.
November 10, 2022 - Nicole makes landfall near Vero Beach, Florida, killing at least five people.