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The 2014 Celebrity hurricane season was the first hurricane season in which North Atlantic tropical cyclones were named after celebrities.

Timeline

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Season summary

The 2014 Celebrity season was the least active Atlantic tropical cyclone season since 1983, which only six tropical depressions, five tropical storms, three hurricanes, and no major hurricanes at all forming, the first occurence of this since the 1994 season. In addition, Tropical Depression Ariel and Tropical Storm Desdemona crossed over from the East Pacific. Record low sea surface temperatures are to blame for the inactivity.

Despite the cold temperatures, the 2014 season had a record-active start to the season, with three tropical storms (Ariana, Bianca, and Chris) and two hurricanes forming in a span of ten days in June. This is the first occurence of three tropical storms and two hurricanes in June since 1968. In addition, Hurricane Chris was the earliest third named storm on record, beating the third storm of 1887, and it was the northernmost tropical cyclone ever recorded, beating Hurricane Faith in 1966. However, from the start of July to the end of the year, abnormally low activity occured, with only Tropical Storm Dee, Hurricane Edwin, and Tropical Depression Six forming for the rest of the season. This shows that early season activity does not correlate to the activity of the entire season.

The 2014 Celebrity season's storms had almost no impacts on land. Only one tropical cyclone, Edwin, made landfall in the United States. It hit near Charleston, South Carolina as a moderate tropical storm and caused $500 (2013 USD) in damage from the destroyed roofs of homes and uprooted trees. Two tropical cyclones (Ariana and Chris) made landfall over Canada (specifically Cape Race, Newfoundland) as hurricanes (the first occurence of this on record in a single year), but combined only produced $10 (2013 USD) of damage from broken toy buckets. Chris also hit Norway as a tropical depression, but caused no known damage. Ariel hit Veracruz, Mexico as a weak tropical depression too, but only caused rough waves. Bianca, Desdemona, Dee, and Tropical Depression Six did not affect land. No deaths occured in this season.

List of storms

North Atlantic storms

Hurricane Ariana

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration June 1 – June 8
Peak intensity 75 mph (120 km/h) (1-min)  995 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Bianca

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration June 7 – June 12
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Chris

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration June 11 – June 25
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)  979 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Dee

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration August 31 – September 5
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Hurricane Edwin

Category 1 hurricane (SSHWS)
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Duration September 22 – September 27
Peak intensity 80 mph (130 km/h) (1-min)  983 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Six

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
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Duration September 24 – September 25
Peak intensity 35 mph (55 km/h) (1-min)  1007 mbar (hPa)

Other storms

Tropical Depression Ariel

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
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Duration June 12 (Entered from the East Pacific) – June 13
Peak intensity 30 mph (45 km/h) (1-min)  1006 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Desdemona

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
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Duration August 30 (Entered from the East Pacific) – August 31
Peak intensity 45 mph (75 km/h) (1-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Season effects

This is a table of the storms in the 2014 Celebrity hurricane season. It mentions all of the season's storms and their names, landfall(s), peak intensities, damages, and death totals. The damage and death totals in this list include impacts when the storm was a precursor wave or post-tropical low, and all of the damage figures are in 2014 USD.

2014 Celebrity hurricane season statistics
Storm
name
Dates active Storm category at peak intensity Max
wind
(mph)
Min.
press.
(mbar)
Landfall(s) Damage
(millions
USD)
Deaths
Where When Wind

(mph)

Ariana June 1 -
June 8
Category 1 hurricane 75 995 Cape Race, Newfoundland June 8 75 0.000005 0
Bianca June 7 -
June 12
Tropical storm 50 1002 No landfalls 0 0
Chris June 11 -
June 25
Category 1 hurricane 85 979 Cape Race, Newfoundland June 16 75 0.000005 0
Harstad, Norway June 25 35
Ariel June 12 -
June 13
Tropical depression 30 1006 Veracruz, Mexico June 13 30 0 0
Desdemona August 30 -
August 31
Tropical storm 45 1005 No landfalls 0 0
Dee August 31-
September 5
Tropical storm 40 1004 No landfalls 0 0
Edwin September 22 -
September 27
Category 1 hurricane 80 983 Charleston, South Carolina September 26 65 0.0005 0
Six September 24 -
September 25
Tropical depression 35 1007 No landfalls 0 0
8 cyclones June 1-September 27 85 979 0.00051 None

Storm names

The following names were used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 2014 Celebrity season. During this year, names of celebrities were chosen and then used. The names used are listed below. All of these names were used for the first time in 2014, except for Chris, which was used in 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. No names were retired after this season.

Name of celebrity Named after
ARIANA Ariana Grande
BIANCA Bianca DeGroat
CHRIS Chris Colfer
DEE Dee Bradley Baker
EDWIN Edwin Gazal

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