The 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins

Atlantic Hurricane Season will be quiet

June is here!

June is the start of meteorological summer (June, July & August) and it’s the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.

This year’s official hurricane forecast, issued by Philip J. Klotzbach and William M. Gray of Colorado State University, calls for a quiet season. They are expecting below average activity, compared with the 1981-2010 climatology.

Even though it's expected to be a below average hurricane season, it's important to note that it only takes one storm to cause a lot of damage.

Reasons for the below average season:

  1. Developing El Nino
  2. Cooler than average Atlantic Ocean

Official Atlantic Hurricane Forecast for 2014:

Named storms:  9

Hurricanes:  3

Major Hurricanes:  1

For the complete forecast click here 

And here are the names for this year's potential storms:

Arthur; Laura; Bertha; Marco; Cristoabl; Nana; Dolly; Omar; Edouard; Paulette; Fay; Rene; Gonzalo; Sally; Hanna; Teddy; Isaias; Vicky; Josephine; Wilfred; and Kyle.

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