The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season
2020 was a record-setting year for Atlantic hurricanes. There were a total of thirty named storms, with thirteen of them becoming hurricanes. Of those thirteen hurricanes, six were designated as major hurricanes (where the wind speed was greater than 111mph). It was a very active season, and most folks who live in areas where hurricanes could strike were very happy to see it go. The time in-between seems fleeting because the first day of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season is June 1st, 2021. The coast isn't clear until June, because the past six hurricane seasons actually began earlier than June 1st. Beginning this year, the National Hurricane Center plans to issue tropical weather outlooks for the Atlantic starting May 15, 2021.
The intensity of a particular year's hurricane season varies from year to year. Some years experience a relatively mild hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1st through November 30th. Unfortunately, the probability of the 2021 hurricane season being uneventful is extremely low. Experts are actually predicting an above-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall this year.
While tropical weather doesn't usually make it to Central Arkansas, SERVPRO of Saline County and SERVPRO of Hot Springs keep an eye on potential hurricanes and stand ready to assemble a storm team to go to the affected area and assist if it becomes necessary. We're always here to help.