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1971 Hurricane Season

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The 1971 Atlantic hurricane season was an ongoing event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation. It officially started June 1, 1971, and lasted until November 30, 1971.

The most notable storm of 1971 was Tropical Storm Doria, which did $147 million (1971 dollars) in damage when it made landfall near Morehead City, North Carolina. Also Hurricane Edith was a Category 5 when it grazed Nicaragua.

Hurricane Ginger was one of the more unusual Atlantic hurricanes. It formed east of the Bahamas, travelled east for about a thousand miles, then reversed direction and moved west until it made landfall in North Carolina. A named storm for 27.25 days, Ginger is the longest-lived Atlantic tropical cyclone on record. Ginger was also the last storm targeted for cloud seeding by Project Stormfury.

Atlantic hurricane seasons
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

1971 storm names

The following names were used for named storms (tropical storms and hurricanes) that formed in the North Atlantic in 1970. The name Celia was later retired.

  • Arlene
  • Beth
  • Chloe
  • Doria
  • Edith
  • Fern
  • Ginger
  • Heidi
  • Irene
  • Janice
  • Kristy
  • Laura
  • Margo (unused)
  • Nona (unused)
  • Orchid (unused)
  • Portia (unused)
  • Rachel (unused)
  • Sandra (unused)
  • Terese (unused)
  • Verna (unused)
  • Wallis (unused)


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