The 2171 Atlantic hurricane season featured no tropical cyclones in October or hurricanes after July, two extremely unusual feats. The season began on June 1, 2171, and ended on November 30, 2171, dates that conventionally delimit the timeframe for tropical cyclogenesis. Overall, the 2171 season was inactive because of a strong El Niño, featuring eight total storms and two unnamed tropical depressions, despite an active start.

The first storm, Hurricane Allyson, developed on June 24 over the Caribbean Sea. It made landfall over rural Cuba before moving out to sea and dissipating on July 1. Tropical Storm Brett was the first storm of a July tropical cyclone outbreak, lasting from July 3 to July 5, but did not affect land. Next, Hurricane Celia posed a significant threat to the United States East Coast, but due to its small size, it resulted in relatively minor impact of $300 million (2171 USD) and five deaths. Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Fred caused minor surf along the west coast of Portugal and Hurricane Edith killed one person out at sea. Tropical Depression Four and Six, as well as Tropical Storms David, Gracie and Horace, also did not affect land. Overall, the systems of the 2171 season caused 15 deaths and $600 million (2171 USD) in damage.

Season summary

Timeline of tropical activity in the 2171 Atlantic hurricane season

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale


Hurricane Allyson

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration June 24 – July 1
Peak intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  967 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Allyson made landfall over rural Cuba as a Category 2 hurricane, resulting in $200 million (2171 USD) and four fatalities.

Tropical Storm Brett

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 1 – July 3
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Brett did not affect land.

Hurricane Celia

Category 4 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration July 6 – July 14
Peak intensity 150 mph (240 km/h) (1-min)  925 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Celia threatened large portions of the United States East Coast, but damage was limited to fallen trees and several deaths.

Tropical Depression Four

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
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Duration July 12 – July 13
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)

No land effects were reported from Tropical Depression Four.

Tropical Storm David

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 17 – July 20
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  995 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm David stayed at sea.

Tropical Depression Six

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
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Duration July 22 – July 23
Peak intensity 30 mph (45 km/h) (1-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Six caused no known land effects.

Hurricane Edith

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration July 24 – July 31
Peak intensity 120 mph (195 km/h) (1-min)  961 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Edith caused the capsizing of a kayak and a death at sea.

Tropical Storm Fred

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration August 18 – August 22
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  992 mbar (hPa)

Fred brushed the west coast of Portugal, causing five deaths and $100 million (2171 USD) in damage.

Tropical Storm Gracie

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration September 9 – September 12
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)  995 mbar (hPa)

Gracie did not affect land.

Tropical Storm Horace

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration November 4 – November 7
Peak intensity 70 mph (110 km/h) (1-min)  991 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Horace stayed out at sea.

Storm names

The following names were used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 2171 Atlantic hurricane season. Following this season, no names were retired due to the lack of any impact caused. Names that were allocated for the season but ended up unused are marked in gray.

  • Allyson
  • Brett
  • Celia
  • David
  • Edith
  • Fred
  • Gracie
  • Horace
  • Irma
  • Jack
  • Kristy
  • Lee
  • Mary
  • Nathan
  • Ophelia
  • Peter
  • Ruby
  • Sergio
  • Tammy
  • Victor
  • Wilma