Hurricane Henri

Henri formed as a small tropical storm in the open Atlantic near Bermuda on August 16th, 2021. The storm slowly strengthened into a hurricane as it moved west, towards the United States. Henri made its eventual landfall as a tropical storm near Westerly, Rhode Island on August 22nd, 2021.

Henri caused extensive flooding across the Northeast United States as 5 to 10 inches of rain fell in northern New Jersey, southern New York, and eastern Pennsylvania. Henri’s winds left nearly 150,000 homes without power.

In total, $700 million in damages were attributed to Hurricane Henri.

More information can be found in the National Hurricane Center’s complete report on Hurricane Henri.

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Contributions by: CIRA Staff

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Remnants of Henri Spin over the Northeast U.S.

Description:

The remnants of Hurricane Henri spins over the Northeast U.S.


Phenomena: Flooding Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: ABI

Henri Makes Landfall in Rhode Island

Description:

Henri landfalling in Rhode Island as a tropical storm on August 22nd, 2021.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI

Henri Makes Landfall in Rhode Island - GeoColor

Description:

A GeoColor perspective of Henri landfalling in Rhode Island.


Phenomena: Flooding Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: ABI

Henri Races North Along the U.S. East Coast

Description:

Hurricane Henri races north along the U.S. East Coast, on its Northeast approach.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

Deep Convection Firing within Henri

Description:

A high resolution view of Henri’s deep convection with a glimpse at its low level circulation to the north.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI

Lightning Within Henri as it Swirls Over Open Atlantic Waters

Description:

The lightning within Tropical Storm Henri as it swirls over the open water of the North Atlantic.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI GLM

Tropical Storm Henri Forms in Open Atlantic

Description:

Henri spinning in the open Atlantic as a newly formed tropical storm.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GLM Group Energy Density Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI GLM