The 1901 Atlantic hurricane season was a generally average period of tropical cyclogenesis in 1901,[nb 1] featuring the development of thirteen tropical cyclones of at least tropical storm strength, of which six strengthened further to become hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane reanalysis project also indicated but could not confirm the presence of an additional tropical in October 1901. However, the reanalysis added a previously undetected hurricane to the Atlantic hurricane database (HURDAT). Although there were no official bounds to the hurricane season, activity was spread evenly during the summer and autumn months of 1901, beginning with the development of the first disturbance south of Cuba on June 11 and ending with the dissipation of the final disturbance well northeast of Bermuda on November 6. The seventh tropical cyclone that year was the strongest, attaining maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 km/h), equivalent to a modern day Category 2 hurricane.
The season had an early start with a tropical storm forming near the Isla de la Juventud on June 11. It passed over the western tip of Cuba and moved through the Gulf of Mexico as a weak tropical storm, finally hitting the Florida Panhandle on June 14. After moving inland, the storm rapidly weakened to a tropical depression. It continued northward and eventually curved northwestward. By June 15, the storm dissipated over southern Illinois.
The next storm formed on July 1 east of Venezuela. It moved briskly through the Caribbean Sea, hitting Jamaica and the western tip of Cuba on the way, and finally made landfall in Southeast Texas as a minimal tropical storm.
A tropical storm developed south of the Cape Verde Islands on August 29.By September 1 it had developed into a Category 1 Cape Verde-type hurricane.It continued to grow reaching Category 2 strength by September 3.It produced 105 mph (165 km/h) winds before eventually becoming extratropical and dissipating on September 11 in the north Atlantic.