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