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The 1981 Atlantic hurricane season was a event that began on June 1 and ended on November 30.

1981 Atlantic hurricane season (Doug)
First storm formed March 22
Last storm dissipated November 7
Strongest storm Cindy
Total depressions 17
Total storms 17
Hurricanes 5
Major hurricanes 2
Total damages 10,0000 USD
Total fatalities 40,000


Storm Edit

Tropical Storm Arlene Edit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
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Duration March 22 – March 25
Intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min),  1004 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Bret Edit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
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Duration May 31 – June 5
Intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min),  1004 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Cindy Edit

Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration June 4 – June 24
Intensity 190 mph (305 km/h) (1-min),  977 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Dennis Edit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
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Duration June 26 – June 30
Intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min),  1004 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Emily Edit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
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Duration July 1 – July 7
Intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min),  1003 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Floyd Edit

Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration July 6 – July 16
Intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min),  999 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Gert Edit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
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Duration July 10 – July 17
Intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min),  1004 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Harvey Edit

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration July 20 – August 15
Intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min),  993 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Irene Edit

Category 5 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration August 1 – August 25
Intensity 165 mph (270 km/h) (1-min),  978 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Jose Edit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
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Duration August 8 – August 16
Intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min),  1003 mbar (hPa)


Hurricane Katrina Edit

Category 2 hurricane (SSHS)
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Duration August 20 – September 1
Intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min),  994 mbar (hPa)


Tropical Storm Lenny Edit

Tropical storm (SSHS)
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Duration October 31 – November 7
Intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min),  1004 hPa (mbar)


Names Edit

This was the name list used to names storms during 1981, all of the names were used for the first time execpt Arlene, Cindy and Irene. anu unused names are marked in gray.

  • Arlene
  • Bret
  • Cindy
  • Dennis
  • Emily
  • Floyd
  • Gert
  • Harvey
  • Irene
  • Jose
  • Katrina
  • Lenny
  • Maria (unused)
  • Nate (unused)
  • Opehlia (unused)
  • Philippe (unused)
  • Rita (unused)
  • Stan (unused)
  • Tammy (unused)
  • Vince (unused)
  • Wilma (unused)

Retirement Edit

In Spring of 1982 the WMO retired the names Cindy,Harvey,Irene and Katrina due to the destruction and deaths the storms caused during 1981 the name will never be used again, however the names were replaced with the names Catricia,Hansel,Isa and Kandy for 1987.

List for 1987 Edit

  • Arlene
  • Bret
  • Catricia
  • Dennis
  • Emily
  • Floyd
  • Gert
  • Hansel
  • Isa
  • Jose
  • Kandy
  • Lenny
  • Maria
  • Nate
  • Ophelia
  • Philippe
  • Rita
  • Stan
  • Tammy
  • Vince
  • Wilma

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