- Below average activity with fewest named storms since 1997
- No effects on Anna Maria Island
- No landfalls on Florida
- 1 Gulf of Mexico storm (TS Dolly)
- 1 US mainland landfall (Arthur)
- 2 major hurricanes (Cat 3 Edouard and Cat 4 Gonzalo)
- The US broke a record of 9 years without a major hurricane landfall. The last major hurricane to make US landfall was Wilma (2005). The previous record of eight years was from 1861-1868.
- Florida broke a record of 9 years without a hurricane impact (since 1851). The previous record of five years was from 1980-1984.
|Atlantic Hurricane Season||June 2014 forecast||2014 Actual|
|Named storms (>35mph)||10||8|
|Major hurricanes (>111mph)||1||2|
|US landfall likelihood||40%||12%|
|Gulf Coast landfall||23%||12%|
The Named Storms:
Arthur – Hurricane Cat 2, June 30 to July 5. Landfall Outer Banks, North Carolina, with no fatalities and minimal damage.
Bertha – Hurricane Cat 1, August 1-6
Cristobal – Hurricane Cat 1, August 23-29
Dolly – Tropical Storm, September 1-3. Landfall Tampico, Mexico.
Edouard – Hurricane Cat 3, September 11-18.
Fay – Hurricane Cat 1, October 10-13. Minor damage on Bermuda.
Gonzalo – Hurricane Cat 4, October 12-19. Impacts on Windward and Leeward Islands, 4 fatalities and major damage to Bermuda, and storm damage to UK October 21.
Hanna – Tropical Storm, October 22-27. Central America.
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) index for the Atlantic basin finished at 66, compared to 36 in 2013, but still well below the long-term average of 110.
Compare last year’s 2013 hurricane review .
- 20 named storms, the most since 1992
- 15 became hurricane strength
- 7 reached Cat 4, the most on record
- Amanda was the strongest May hurricane, and 6th ever, on record
- Ana was the longest cyclone on record (13 days)