The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season was an average hurricane season close to the 2002 Atlantic Hurricane season and the 2006 Atlantic Hurricane season. Due to an El Niño it had an environment that was less favorable for large storms. When the season started, it became the first ever Atlantic hurricane season to have no storms until July 4, 2014. It was also the first in a few years to have the last name storm dissipating in the end of October in 2 years.

The first storm (Tropical Storm Arthur) formed on July 4th, 2014 and the last storm (Tropical Depression Fourteen) dissipated on October 24th, 2014. The strongest storm was Hurricane Kyle (Category 4, 155 mph 925 mbar). The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season produced 14 Tropical Depressions. Twelve of these depressions became named storms. Five of them became hurricanes and 2 of these were hurricanes that were above category 3. All 14 storms left $12.2 Billion dollars in damages and only 165 fatalities.

Tropical Storm Arthur

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 4 – July 8
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

On June 30, The National Hurricane Center began to investigate an area of low pressure in the Caribbean ocean. The system further developed on July 2 and became Invest 93L. This system then formed into Tropical Depression One on July 4th and then intensified into Arthur that evening. Arthur made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on July 6 and dissipated over South Carolina on July 8th claiming the lives of 2 surfers.

hurricane Bertha

Category 2 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration July 13 – July 17
Peak intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)  981 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Cristobal

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration July 14 – July 23
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Dolly

Category 3 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration July 25 – August 4
Peak intensity 125 mph (205 km/h) (1-min)  946 mbar (hPa)

hurricane Edouard

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration July 30 – August 6
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  984 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Fay

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration August 2 – August 11
Peak intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  971 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Fay was an unusually large sized storm that brought 4 days of rain to Florida. It past well South of Miami as an 80 mph hurricane causing lots of flooding. Naples and Fort Myers in Florida were hit by the storm. Large squalls of severe weather went through Sarasota Florida, Tampa Florida, Clearwater/St Petersburg Florida, and even Orlando. On August 9th, Fay hit the Jacksonville area bringing very heavy rain. It's rain bands spread as far North as Lake Michigan and New York. On the 10th, severe beach erosion stretched from South Carolina to Virginia Beach VA. Fay left $2.77 Billion dollars in damage.