2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season Review

2011 Atlantic Hurricane Tracks

Highlights:

  • No effects on Anna Maria Island
  • No Florida landfalls
  • Slightly above long-term average named storms
  • 3 US landfalls, 2 in Gulf (Don, Lee, Irene)
  • Hurricane Irene caused extensive damage to east coasts states from NC to NY.

Atlantic Hurricane SeasonJune 2011 forecast 2011 Actual
Named storms (>35mph)1619
Hurricanes (>72mph)97
Major hurricanes (>111mph)53
US landfall likelihood72%16%
Gulf Coast landfall47%10%

Don – Tropical Storm, 59mph, July 27-29, landed near Baffin Bay, Texas as a rainy depression.

Lee –  Tropical Storm, 60mph, September 1-4, landfall Pecan Island, Louisiana with 10″ rainfall.

Irene – Hurricane Category 3, 120mph, August 20-28, landfalls on Puerto Rico; Cape Lookout, North Carolina; Little Inlet, New Jersey; New York City, with substantial damaging wind and rain on the east coast states.

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