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Here Comes Gonzalo: Some Hurricane Season Facts



Bermuda is in the crosshairs as Category 3 Hurricane Gonzalo nears the tiny Atlantic island. There are plenty of news items out there so I don’t want to rehash a bunch of already third-party information. I DO want to look back on the season as a whole. So here we go:


April 10, 2014 - Forecasters William Gray and Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University release their 2014 hurricane season predictions: nine named storms and three hurricanes, one of them major.


May 22, 2014 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts a near-normal or below-normal hurricane season, predicting that there is a 70 percent chance of having eight to 13 named storms, of which three to six could develop into hurricanes, including one to two major hurricanes (categories 3-5).


2014 Atlantic Storm Names: 
Hurricane Arthur 
July 1, 2014 - Tropical Storm Arthur forms off the east coast of Florida. 
July 3, 2014 - Strengthens into a hurricane. Later, strengthens to a category 2 storm and makes landfall at 11:15 p.m. between Cape Lookout and Beaufort, North Carolina. 
July 5, 2014 - Arthur weakens to a post-tropical cyclone over Canada.


Hurricane Bertha 
July 31, 2014 - Forms in the Atlantic Ocean. 
August 4, 2014 - Strengthens into a hurricane. 
August 6, 2014 - Dissipates south of Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Hurricane Cristobal 
August 24, 2014 - Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near the southeastern Bahamas. 
August 25, 2014 - Strengthens into a hurricane. 
August 29, 2014 - Cristobal weakens to a post-tropical cyclone over the north Atlantic Ocean.


Tropical Storm Dolly 
September 2, 2014 - Tropical Storm Dolly forms in the Bay of Campeche and later makes landfall near Tampico, Mexico. 
September 3, 2014 - Dissipates over eastern Mexico.


Hurricane Edouard 
September 11, 2014 - Tropical Storm Edouard forms in the central Atlantic Ocean. 
September 14, 2014 - Develops into a category 1 hurricane. 
September 15, 2014 - Strengthens into a category 2. 
September 16, 2014 - Briefly strengthens into a category 3 hurricane before weakening to a category 2 then category 1 hurricane. 
September 19, 2014 - Edouard weakens to a post-tropical cyclone without ever making landfall.


Hurricane Fay 
October 11, 2014 - Tropical Storm Fay forms south of Bermuda. 
October 12, 2014 - Passes over Bermuda as a tropical storm. Fay develops into a category 1 hurricane and later weakens back into a tropical storm. 
October 13, 2014 - Fay dissipates over the north central Atlantic Ocean.


Hurricane Gonzalo 
October 12, 2014 - Tropical Storm Gonzalo forms east of the Leeward Islands. 
October 13, 2014 - Strengthens into a category 1 hurricane while passing through the northern Leeward Islands. 
October 14, 2014 - Overnight develops into a category 2 hurricane and later strengthens into a category 3 hurricane. 
October 15, 2014 - Gonzalo strengthens to a category 4 hurricane.


Remaining names:
Hanna 
Isaias 
Josephine 
Kyle 
Laura 
Marco 
Nana 
Omar 
Paulette 
Rene 
Sally 
Teddy 
Vicky 
Wilfred

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