2001 Hurricane Track Summary
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The 2001 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 2001, and lasted until November 30, 2001. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin. This was the second year of a two-season stretch with no landfalling hurricanes in the United States, which is highly unusual; the previous instance involved the 1981 and 1982 hurricane seasons.
Notable 2001 storms include Tropical Storm Allison, Hurricane Iris, and Hurricane Michelle. Allison caused billions of dollars of damages when it caused flooding in Houston, Texas. Iris caused widespread damage in Belize when it made landfall at Category 4 strength. Michelle was responsible for numerous deaths and large-scale damage in Jamaica, Cuba, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
An unusual spree of named storms with interrupted tracks occurred in 2001, with four identified tropical cyclones degenerating below tropical depression strength and reforming. This season was very active during the last months of the year, and holds the record for the number of hurricanes forming in November, with three (Michelle, Noel and Olga).