2021 North Atlantic Hurricane Season

Hurricane season in the basin runs from June 1 to November 30, though storms have been starting earlier in recent years.
Nicholas Soaks the Gulf Coast
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Nicholas Soaks the Gulf Coast

The slow-moving storm has been pulling in tropical moisture.

Published Sep 15, 2021

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Hurricane Ida Leaves a Trail of Oil
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Hurricane Ida Leaves a Trail of Oil

Federal and state agencies and private companies are working to find and contain oil leaks in the Gulf of Mexico.

Published Sep 10, 2021

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A Changed Landscape in Southern Louisiana
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A Changed Landscape in Southern Louisiana

Hurricane Ida left behind large new patches of open water that scientists will be watching closely to see if vegetation and healthy marshes return.

Published Sep 8, 2021

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Flash Floods from Ida Swamp the Northeast
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Flash Floods from Ida Swamp the Northeast

Many of the worst-hit areas in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York saw 6 to 10 inches of rain fall in just a few hours.

Published Sep 2, 2021

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Satellite Observes Power Outages in New Orleans
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Satellite Observes Power Outages in New Orleans

Three days after Hurricane Ida, many people in Louisiana are going without electric power due to downed power lines and damaged transmission towers.

Published Sep 1, 2021

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Hurricane Ida Batters Louisiana
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Hurricane Ida Batters Louisiana

Preliminary reports suggest it is the fifth-strongest storm ever to make landfall in the continental U.S.

Published Aug 30, 2021

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Henri Soaks the Northeast
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Henri Soaks the Northeast

Intense rain fell on Northeast U.S. soils that were already saturated.

Published Aug 24, 2021

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Tropical Storm Henri
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Tropical Storm Henri

The strengthening storm could reach southern New England with hurricane or near-hurricane strength winds.

Published Aug 20, 2021

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Storms Churn Around North America
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Storms Churn Around North America

With multiple storms offshore and smoke streaming over the continent, there has been plenty for satellites and scientists to track in recent days.

Published Aug 18, 2021

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Oceans Primed for Peak of Hurricane Season
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Oceans Primed for Peak of Hurricane Season

Sea surface temperatures are a fair predictor of the readiness of the ocean to fuel and sustain storms.

Published Aug 12, 2021

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Tropical Storm Elsa
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Tropical Storm Elsa

The first hurricane of the Atlantic season made a series of landfalls and dropped abundant rain from the Caribbean to the U.S. East Coast.

Published Jul 8, 2021

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