1981 Atlantic hurricane season

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1981 Atlantic hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed May 6, 1981
Last storm dissipated November 17, 1981
Strongest storm Harvey – 946 mbar (hPa) (27.95 inHg), 130 mph (215 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Total depressions 18
Total storms 12
Hurricanes 7
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 3
Total fatalities 10
Total damage $45 million (1981 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983

The 1981 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1981 and ended on November 30, 1981. However this season a storm formed on May 6. This season was high in activity. The only notable storms of this season were Hurricane Dennis, Tropical Depression Eight, and Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Dennis and Tropical Depression Eight caused the most damage. However, Hurricane Katrina was the only storm that killed people in 1981.

Storms[change | change source]

  • Tropical Storm Arlene
  • Tropical Depression Two
  • Tropical Storm Bret
  • Tropical Depression Four
  • Tropical Storm Cindy
  • Hurricane Dennis
  • Tropical Depression Seven
  • Tropical Depression Eight
  • Hurricane Emily
  • Hurricane Floyd
  • Hurricane Gert
  • Hurricane Harvey
  • Tropical Depression Thirteen
  • Hurricane Irene
  • Tropical Depression Fifteen
  • Tropical Storm Jose
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Subtropical Storm Three

Unused names[change | change source]

  • Lenny (unused)
  • Maria (unused)
  • Nate (unused)
  • Ophelia (unused)
  • Philippe (unused)
  • Rita (unused)
  • Stan (unused)
  • Tammy (unused)
  • Vince (unused)
  • Wilma (unused)

Retirement[change | change source]

No names retired in 1982. As a result all names will be repeated in 1987.

Other websites[change | change source]

Tropical cyclones of the 1981 Atlantic hurricane season

Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5