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2021 Tropical Names

ATLANTIC BASIN ATLANTIC ALTERNATE EAST PACIFIC BASIN
Ana
Bill
Claudette
Danny
Elsa
Fred
Grace
Henri
Ida
Julian
Kate
Larry
Mindy
Nicholas
Odette
Peter
Rose
Sam
Teresa
Victor
Wanda
Adria
Braylen
Caridad
Deshawn
Emery
Foster
Gemma
Heath
Isla
Jacobus
Kenzie
Lucio
Makayla
Nolan
Orlanda
Pax
Ronin
Sophie
Tayshaun
Viviana
Will
Andres
Blanca
Carlos
Dolores
Enrique
Felicia
Guillermo
Hilda
Ignacio
Jimena
Kevin
Linda
Marty
Nora
Olaf
Pamela
Rick
Sandra
Terry
Vivian
Waldo
Xina
York
Zelda

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Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Category 1 74-95 mph 64-82 knots
Category 2 96-110 mph 83-95 knots
Category 3 111-129 mph 96-112 knots
Category 4 130-156 mph 113-136 knots
Category 5 >156 mph >136 knots

Retired Hurricane Names by Year

1954:  Hazel 1955: Connie, Diane, Ione, Janet 1957:  Audrey 1959:  Gracie
1960:  Donna 1961:  Carla, Hattie 1963:  Flora 1964:  Cleo, Dora, Hilda
1965:  Betsy, Carol 1966:  Inez 1967:  Beulah 1968:  Edna
1969:  Camille 1970:  Celia 1972:  Agnes 1974:  Carmen, Fifi
1975:  Eloise 1977:  Anita 1979:  David, Frederick 1980:  Allen
1983:  Alicia 1985:  Elena, Gloria 1988:  Gilbert, Joan 1989:  Hugo
1990:  Diana, Klaus 1991:  Bob 1992:  Andrew 1995:  Luis, Marilyn, Opal, Roxanne
1996:  Cesar, Fran, Hortense 1998:  Georges, Mitch 1999:  Floyd, Lenny 2000:  Keith
2001:  Allison, Iris, Michelle 2002:  Isidore, Lili 2003:  Fabian, Isabel, Juan 2004:  Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne
2005:  Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan, Wilma 2007:  Dean, Felix, Noel 2008:  Gustav, Ike, Paloma 2010:  Igor, Tomas
2011:  Irene 2012:  Sandy 2013:  Ingrid 2015:  Erika, Joaquin
2016: Matthew, Otto 2017: Harvey, Irma, Maria, Nate 2018: Florence, Michael 2019: Dorian
2020: Laura, Eta, Iota      

 

Most Intense Atlantic Storms by Pressure
Storm Lowest Pressure (mb) Lowest Pressure (in)
(1) 2005 Hurricane Wilma 882 mb 26.04 in
(2) 1988 Hurricane Gilbert 888 mb 26.22 in
(3) 1935 Florida Keys 892 mb 26.34 in
(4) 2005 Hurricane Rita 897 mb 26.48 in
(5) 1980 Hurricane Allen 899 mb 26.54 in
(6) 1969 Hurricane Camille 900 mb 26.58 in
(7) 2005 Hurricane Katrina 902 mb 26.63 in
(8) 1998 Hurricane Mitch 905 mb 26.72 in
(9) 2007 Hurricane Dean 906 mb 26.75 in
(10 - tie) 2004 Hurricane Ivan 910 mb 26.87 in
(10 - tie) 2019 Hurricane Dorian 910 mb 26.87 in
(11) 2017 Hurricane Irma 914 mb 26.99 in
(12) 2003 Hurricane Isabel 915 mb 27.01 in
(13) 1989 Hurricane Hugo 918 mb 27.10 in
(14) 2018 Hurricane Michael 919 mb 27.14 in
(15) 1992 Hurricane Andrew 922 mb 27.22 in

 

Most Intense Atlantic Storms by Wind
Storm Sustained Winds Lowest Pressure (in)
(1) 1980 Allen 190 mph 26.55 in
(2) Labor Day 1935 185 mph 26.34 in
(2) 1988 Gilbert 185 mph 26.22 in
(2) 2005 Wilma 185 mph 26.05 in
(2) 2017 Irma 185 mph 27.34 in
(2) 2019 Dorian 185 mph 26.87 in
(7) 2005 Rita 180 mph 26.43 in
(7) 1998 Mitch 180 mph 26.72 in
(9) 1932 "Cuba" 175 mph 27.02 in
(9) 1955 Janet 175 mph 26.99 in
(9) 1961 Carla 175 mph 27.49 in
(9) 1969 Camille 175 mph 26.58 in
(9) 1977 Anita 175 mph 27.34 in
(9) 1979 David 175 mph 27.29 in

 

Strongest Landfalling Hurricanes to Strike Louisiana
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Rank Name Year Wind at Landfall (knots) Wind at Landfall (mph) Pressure at Landfall (millibars)
1 Ida 2021 130 150 930
2 "Last Island" 1856 130 150 934
3 Laura 2020 130 150 938
4 Betsy 1965 115 132 946
5 "Chenier Caminanda" 1893 115 132 948
6 Katrina 2005 110 127 920
7 "New Orleans" 1915 110 127 944
8 "Morgan City" 1879 110 127 945
8 "Grand Isle" 1860 110 127 945
8 "Buras" 1855 110 127 945
11 Audrey 1957 110 127 946
12 Carmen 1974 110 127 952
13 "Cameron" 1918 105 121 955
13 "Cameron" 1886 105 121 955
15 Rita 2005 100 115 937
16 "Morgan City" 1909 100 115 952
17 Andrew 1992 100 115 956
           
  Camille* 1969 150 173 900
           


*Hurricane Camille did not officially make landfall in Louisiana. The center moved north just to the east of extreme southeast Louisiana before making landfall in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

A Visit to the Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center.  Click HERE for photos and details!

Mike Ridgeway (left) and Don Wheeler (right)  with former National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield (center)
(We're Not Worthy!!!!)

Jerry Jarrell, former director of the National Hurricane Center, and meteorologist Don Wheeler

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