The 1914 Atlantic Hurricane Season was the most active Atlantic Hurricane Season in history, with 100 named storms.
January saw 5 named storms, 2 of which became hurricanes and 1 further intensified into a major hurricane. The first storm of the season, One, formed on January 2 in the open Atlantic and remained in the open Atlantic, causing no impact to land. Two formed 10 days later and stalled in the Gulf of Mexico. Two would make landfall on January 15 in Pensacola as a weak Tropical Storm. Three formed off of a frontal system on January 15 in the Western Atlantic, and made an unusual turn back towards the coast, intensifying into the first hurricane of the year and making landfall in Sapelo Island, Georgia, before emerging back off the US Atlantic Coast. Four was the strongest storm of the month, existing in the Western Caribbean and peaking as a Category 3 hurricane, the first major hurricane of the year, while making landfall in Central Belize. Five would be the final storm of the month. Five remained very weak while spending it's lifetime near the coast of Bermuda for the last three days of January.
An unusual late December tropical wave left the coast of Africa on December 30 and spawned the first tropical depression of the 1914 season on January 2, making 1914 have the earliest start to a season, a record that has now stood for over 100 years in the Atlantic. One intensified into a Tropical Storm early on January 4 and continued to traverse over the Open Atlantic, peaking at 60 mph the next day. One then slowly began to weaken, and the system curved to the northeast while weakening to a Tropical Depression. One fully dissipated on January 7 in the open Atlantic, far away from land.
A large frontal system spawned a low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico on January 10, which would strengthen into the second depression of the season on January 12. Two made an unusual path, first moving towards the Northwest before stalling for a day or so. Two then curved back towards the southeast and eventually the northeast, aiming for the Florida Panhandle. During this time Two finally strengthened to a Tropical Storm, peaking with winds of just 40 mph before it's landfall just west of Pensacola, Florida. Two would then weaken and dissipate early on the day of January 16 while over Georgia.
The same large frontal system that spawned Tropical Storm Two spawned an area of low pressure off the coast of Georgia on January 14, and it soon developed into the third depression of the season the next day. Three further intensified into a Tropical storm and began an unusual Northwest movement, away from the frontal system. At 05:00 EDT on January 17, Three became the first hurricane of the season. At 11:00, Three peaked with winds of 75 mph and a pressure of 986 millibars, overtaking Tropical Storm One as the strongest storm of the season thus far. At 12:00 EDT, Three made landfall in Sapelo Island, Georgia, becoming the first storm to make landfall in Georgia since Hurricane Six of 1893. Three then weakened back to a Tropical Storm and turned eastwards, emerging off the coast of North Carolina late on January 18 as a Tropical Depression. Three would quickly attain tropical storm intensity at 11:00 on January 19, however Three would lose Tropical Storm intensity six hours later. Three dissipated late on January 19 heading eastwards into the open Atlantic ocean.
A low pressure area moved off the coast of South America on January 22 and rapidly developed into Tropical Depression Four the next day while heading Northwest at 23:00 EDT. Four quickly strengthened to a Tropical Storm 24 hours later. While curving back towards the west on January 26, Four strengthened into the second hurricane of the season. Four then began to rapidly intensify, reaching Category 3 status the same day, becoming the first major hurricane of the season. At 13:00 EDT the next day, Four made landfall near San Pedro, Belize at it's peak intensity of 120 mph and a rather high pressure of 968 millibars. Over Mexico, Four made an unusual Southwestern turn, which would cause the system to weaken and dissipate over central Oaxaca on January 29.
Tropical Storm Five was a short lived storm that formed on January 29 from a Tropical Wave that left the coast of Africa on January 24. Five quickly strengthened into a Tropical Storm late that night before curving towards the East due to a high pressure area. Five weakened to a tropical depression after only being a tropical storm for 24 hours, and from there moved rapidly to the North, dissipated over the Northern Atlantic on January 31, causing only minimal impact to Bermuda.