2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season is over with Below-Average Activity!
The 2014 Hurricane season has ended below average activity with 8 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 2 intense hurricanes. This year, the numbers are below 1981-2010 average.
The gratifyingly low statistics for the death and damage for 2014 Atlantic hurricane season had only five deaths and total damages from all storms were less than $500 million.
The quiet season was due to an atmospheric circulation that favored dry, sinking air over the tropical Atlantic and high wind shear over the Caribbean.
Sea Surface Temperatures were also near-average. The water has been substantially cooler than what we've gotten used to since the active hurricane period that began in 1995.