WFXR Weather Trivia: 2021 Atlantic hurricane season draws to a close

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is winding down.

We’ve seen plenty of tropical storms and hurricanes develop in the Atlantic Basin during the summer months. However, the Atlantic hurricane season will come to an end on Nov. 30.

Today’s WFXR Weather Trivia question asks: How many named storms have formed in the Atlantic Basin for the 2021 season?

Check the answer below to see if you’re right:

As of Nov. 19, 21 named storms have developed in the Atlantic Basin for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. We used all 21 names on the traditional hurricane season list. If another storm develops, we would use names off of the supplemental list. However, tropical development looks unlikely at this point.

The last tropical storm to develop in the Atlantic Ocean was Tropical Storm Wanda. The storm formed on Oct. 31 and meandered out at sea before dissipating on Nov. 7.

For comparison, 30 named storms developed in 2020. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is considered the most active year on record.

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