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1971 Atlantic hurricane season
Season summary map
First storm formed July 4, 1971
Last storm dissipated November 22, 1971
Strongest storm Edith – 943 mbar (hPa) (27.86 inHg), 160 mph (260 km/h) (1-minute sustained)
Total storms 13
Hurricanes 6
Major hurricanes (Cat. 3+) 1
Total fatalities 45
Total damage $212.58 million (1971 USD)
Atlantic hurricane seasons
1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973

The 1971 Atlantic hurricane season was from June 1, 1971 to November 30, 1971. The strongest storm of the season was Hurricane Edith which was a storm to remember from 1971.

Storm names

This list is names set aside for 1971. Names that were not used are marked in gray.

  • Heidi
  • Irene
  • Janice
  • Kristy
  • Laura
  • Margo (unused)
  • Nona (unused)
  • Orchid (unused)
  • Portia (unused)
  • Rachel (unused)
  • Sandra (unused)
  • Terese (unused)
  • Verna (unused)
  • Wallis (unused)

Retirement

No names were retired in 1971.

Tropical cyclones of the 1971 Atlantic hurricane season

Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5