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The 2014 Hurricane Season

2014 Opening Season Preamble (as at March, 2014)

As usual, we will do our best to track all the active storms in the 2014 hurricane season, so keep checking this page regularly. Hurricane Arthur or Tropical Storm Arthur will be the first of the season when it appears, and we will be ready to track it.

2014 ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECAST HURRICANE ACTIVITY FOR 2014

Information obtained through March 2014 by Dr. Phil Klotzbach and Dr. William Gray at Colorado State University indicates that the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season will have below-average activity compared with the 1981 – 2010 climatology.

“It appears quite likely that an El Niño of at least moderate strength will develop this summer and fall. In addition, the tropical Atlantic has anomalously cooled over the past few months. We anticipate a below-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean. Despite the quiet forecast, residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them. They are reminded to prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much or how little activity is predicted.”

Seasonal updates of their 2014 Atlantic basin hurricane forecasts will be issued on Monday, June 2 and Thursday, July 31. They will also be issuing two-week forecasts for Atlantic tropical cyclone activity during the climatological peak of the season from August – October. A verification and discussion of all 2014 forecasts will be issued in late November 2014. All of  these forecasts will be available on the web at:

LANDFALL PREDICTIONS PROBABILITIES FOR AT LEAST ONE MAJOR (CATEGORY 3–4–5) HURRICANE LANDFALL ON EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COASTAL AREAS:

* Entire U.S. coastline – 35% (average for last century is 52%)

* U.S. East Coast Including Peninsula Florida – 20% (average for last century is 31%)

* Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle westward to Brownsville, TX – 19% (average for last century is 30%)

PROBABILITY FOR AT LEAST ONE MAJOR CATEGORY 3–4–5) HURRICANE TRACKING INTO THE CARIBBEAN (10 – 20°N, 60 – 88°W)

Here's the list of 2014 contenders. Arthur,Bertha,Cristobal,Dolly,Edouard,Fay,Gonzalo,Hanna,Isaias,Josephine, Kyle,Laura,Marco,Nana,Omar,Paulette,Rene,Sally,Teddy,Vicky,Wilfred


The 2014 Hurricane Season.

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2014 Hurricane and Tropical Storm News

NOTE: Latest news is always at the top, earlier news below.



STATUS: Watching Tropical Depression Bertha,
21st July, 2014 17:00 News

...Tropical depression forms in the central tropical Atlantic...

Summary of 500 pm ast...2100 utc...information
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Location...11.6n 43.8w
About 1205 mi...1935 km e of the lesser Antilles
Maximum sustained winds...35 mph...55 km/h
Present movement...w or 280 degrees at 16 mph...26 km/h
Minimum central pressure...1012 mb...29.89 inches

Watches and warnings
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the lesser antilles should monitor the progress of this system.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: No tracking at present
4th July, 2014 17:00 News

...Tropical-storm-force winds expected over Cape cod and Nantucket tonight...

summary of 500 pm edt...2100 utc...information
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location...39.4n 71.1w
about 170 mi...270 km ssw of chatham massachusetts
about 400 mi...640 km sw of yarmouth nova scotia
maximum sustained winds...80 mph...130 km/h
present movement...ne or 45 degrees at 26 mph...43 km/h
minimum central pressure...979 mb...28.91 inches

watches and warnings
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changes with this advisory...

non-tropical high wind warnings...for winds in excess of 40 mph ...have been issued for portions of eastern maine. for details please see products issued by local nws weather forecast offices.

summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a tropical storm warning is in effect for... * nantucket
* cape cod from provincetown to woods hole
* nova scotia including cape breton island * prince edward island
* new brunswick from the u.s./canada border to grand-anse

in addition...high wind warnings...for winds in excess of 40 mph... are in effect for portions of eastern maine.

A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area...generally within 48 hours.

This will be the last map for Hurricane Arthur..

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.

STATUS: Watching Arthur, Center of Arthur expected to pass southeast of Cape cod earl
4th July, 2014 11:00 News

...ALL WARNINGS IN NORTH CAROLINA DISCONTINUED...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...37.7N 73.4W
ABOUT 100 MI...165 KM ESE OF OCEAN CITY MARYLAND
ABOUT 330 MI...530 KM SW OF CHATHAM MASSACHUSETTS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 24 MPH...39 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...976 MB...28.82 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS REPLACED ALL REMAINING TROPICAL STORM WATCHES WITH A TROPICAL STORM WARNING.

ALL HURRICANE WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED. THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR WESTERN ALBEMARLE SOUND HAS ALSO BEEN DISCONTINUED.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA BORDER TO CAPE CHARLES LIGHT VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE MOUTH OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
* NANTUCKET
* CAPE COD FROM PROVINCETOWN TO WOODS HOLE
* NOVA SCOTIA INCLUDING CAPE BRETON ISLAND
* PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
* NEW BRUNSWICK FROM THE U. S./CANADA BORDER TO GRAND-ANSE
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN COASTAL PORTIONS OF NEW ENGLAND AND NEWFOUNDLAND SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF ARTHUR.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Arthur, Arthur strengthens...



3rd July, 2014 08:00 News

...Arthur strengthens... ...outer rainbands reaching southern portions of north carolina...

Summary of 800 am edt...1200 utc...information
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Location...31.8n 78.7w
About 300 mi...480 km sw of cape hatteras north carolina
About 150 mi...240 km ssw of cape fear north carolina
Maximum sustained winds...80 mph...130 km/h
Present movement...nne or 15 degrees at 9 mph...15 km/h
Minimum central pressure...983 mb...29.03 inches

Watches and warnings
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Changes with this advisory...

none.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a hurricane warning is in effect for...
* surf city north carolina to the north carolina/virginia border
* pamlico sound
* eastern albemarle sound

a hurricane watch is in effect for...
* little river inlet to south of surf city

a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
* south santee river south carolina to south of surf city
* the north carolina/virginia border to cape charles light
virginia...including the mouth of the chesapeake bay
* western albemarle sound

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching Arthur, About 435 mi ssw of Cape Hatteras north Carolina
2nd July, 2014 17:00 News

...Arthur almost a hurricane... ...hurricane warnings issued...

Summary of 500 pm edt...1500 utc...information
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location...29.7n 79.1w
About 435 mi...700 km ene of Cape Hatteras north carolina
About 220 mi...355 km sse of Charleston south Carolina
Maximum sustained winds...70 mph...110 km/h
Present movement...n or 360 degrees at 7 mph...11 km/h
Minimum central pressure...992 mb...29.30 inches

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Changes with this advisory...

A hurricane warning has been issued for the north carolina coast from surf city northward to duck...including the pamlico and eastern albemarle sounds.

A tropical storm warning has been issued from south santee river south carolina to south of surf city...from north of duck to cape charles light virginia...not including cheasepeake bay...and for the western albemarle sound.

A hurricane watch has been issued from little river inlet to south of surf city.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a hurricane watch is in effect for...
* surf city northward to duck
* pamlico sound
* eastern albemarle sound

Ahurricane watch is in effect for...
* little river inlet to south of surf city

a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
* little river inlet north carolina northward to the north carolina/ virginia border
* eastern albemarle sound
* pamlico sound

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.

STATUS: Watching Arthur, About 310 mi e of Cape Canaveral Florida
2nd July, 2014 05:00 News

Hurricane watch issued for part of the North Carolina coast as Arthur moves northward...

Summary of 1000 am cdt...1500 utc...information
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Location...28.4n 79.1w
About 90 mi...145 km E of Cape Canaveral Florida
About 310 mi...495 km s of Charleston south carolina
Maximum sustained winds...60 mph...95 km/h
Present movement...N or 360 degrees at 6 mph...9 km/h
Minimum central pressure...996 mb...29.42 inches

Watches and warnings
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Changes with this advisory...

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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Changes with this advisory...

a hurricane watch is in effect from bogue inlet north carolina to oregon inlet north Carolina...including Pamlico sound.

a tropical storm watch is in effect from south Santee river south carolina to south of bogue inlet....and from north of Oregon inlet to the north Carolina/Virginia border...including eastern Albemarle sound.

the tropical storm watch has been discontinued south of Sebastian inlet Florida.

summary of watches and warnings in effect...

a hurricane watch is in effect for...
* Bogue inlet to oregon inlet north Carolina
* Pamlico sound

a tropical storm watch is in effect for...
* east coast of Florida from Sebastian inlet to Flagler beach
* south santee river south carolina to south of Bogue inlet north Carolina
* north of Oregon inlet north Carolina to the north Carolina/Virginia border
* eastern Albemarle sound

A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds...conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area...generally within 48 hours.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


STATUS: Watching no name, Offshore to east of Florida



29th June, 2014 14:00 News

Summary of 200 pm edt...1900 utc...information For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. Satellite wind data and surface observations indicate that the low pressure system located about 230 miles east of St. Augustine, Florida, is gradually becoming better defined as it moves slowly southward to southwestward. Although upper-level winds are only marginally favorable, a tropical depression is expected to form during the next day or two. However, the systems proximity to dry air could inhibit significant development until environmental conditions become more conducive by late Tuesday while the low meanders offshore of the Florida east coast. The Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft that was scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon has been canceled, and the flight has been rescheduled for Monday morning, if necessary. * Formation chance through 48 hours...high...60 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent.

Forecaster Stewart

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.


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STATUS: Watching Tropical Storm Sean, 695 km sw of Bermuda
8th November, 2011 20:00 News

...Sean stalls...expected to move northwestward on Wednesday...

Summary of 800 pm ast...0000 utc...information
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Location...27.8n 69.8w
About 430 mi...695 km sw of Bermuda
Maximum sustained winds...50 mph...85 km/h
Present movement...stationary
Minimum central pressure...999 mb...29.50 inches

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

NOTE: This storm will only be tracked if it looks like it might pass over a major populated landmass. Dave Foster.



Track prediction Spaghetti Model Image courtesy of SkeetobiteWeather.com

The Navymil watch developing tropical systems, and perform reconnaisance on them. This development cycle goes through two initial stages - the investigation cycle followed by the reporting cycle.

In the investigation cycle, systems are given a codename beginning at 90, then progessing through 91, 92 etc. for subsequent systems. The L suffix indicates an Atlantic system, the .Invest indicates an investigation. When they get to 99 they start back at the beginning.

During the reporting cycle, when the system has been deemed to have reached tropical depression status, codes 00 to 09 are used with a character-based name suffix.

Once the system has become a tropical depression the National Hurricane Center begins reporting it, and they produce their first forecast and map. The NHC notation for the depression is to use the name 'Tropical Depression ' followed by an uppercase, character-based value. The first depression of the season becomes ONE. By the sixth depression they are using the notation 'Tropical Depression SIX'.


Tropical System codenames used by the Navymil with their NHC equivalents

NavyMil Investigation 90L.Invest 91L.Invest 92L.Invest 93L.Invest 94L.Invest 95L.Invest 96L.Invest 97L.Invest 98L.Invest 99L.Invest
NavyMil Depression 00L.Zero 01L.One 02L.Two 03L.Three 04L.Four 05L.Five 06L.Six 07L.Seven 08L.Eight 09L.Nine
The NHC would use the following : Tropical Depression ONE, Tropical Depression TWO etc...