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Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
CategoryWind SpeedStorm Surge
 mphft
5≥157>18
4130–15613–18
3111–1299–12
296–1106–8
174–954–5
Additional Classifications
Tropical Storm39–730–3
Tropical Depression0–380
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a classification used for most Western Hemisphere tropical cyclones that exceed the intensities of "tropical depressions" and "tropical storms", and thereby become hurricanes. Source: Intellicast

Beaufort Wind Scale

Number Of Storms Per 100 Yrs

00Z Runs of TC Genesis Probability Ensemble-based Probability (%) of TC Genesis Consensus (NCEP, CMC and ECMWF) 0-48 Hours 0-120 Hours 120-240 Hours Ensemble-based Probability (%) of TC Genesis Consensus (NCEP) 0-48 Hours 0-120 Hours 120-240 Hours 12Z Runs of TC Genesis Probability Ensemble-based Probability (%) of TC Genesis Consensus (NCEP, CMC and ECMWF) 0-48 Hours 0-120 Hours 120-240 Hours Ensemble-based Probability (%) of TC Genesis Consensus (NCEP) 0-48 Hours 0-120 Hours 120-240 Hours

Atlantic Basin Storm Count Since 1850


Atlantic Basin Storm Count Since 1850

Hurricane Strike Percentages

[Map of return period in years for hurricanes passing within 50 nautical miles]
Estimated return period in years for hurricanes passing within 50 nautical miles of various locations on the U.S. Coast
[Map of return period in years for major hurricanes passing within 50 nautical miles]
Estimated return period in years for MAJOR passing within 50 nautical miles of various locations on the U.S. Coast

CONUS Hurricane Strikes

1950-2017
[Map of 1950-2017 CONUS Hurricane Strikes]
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Typical Tropical Cyclone Origins and Tracks by Month

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Hurricane Season 2014 Review – The Below Average Season Is OVER!

Hurricane Season 2014

November 30th was the official end of the 2014 Hurricane Season!! This season as predicted by most was a very slow below average season marking another year without a major hurricane hitting the United States. It has now been a record breaking nine years since a major Hurricane (Cat 3 or higher) has hit the U.S. coast! That was Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (Sandy was not a Hurricane when it hit the northeast coastline in 2012). On the other hand the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season has had its busiest season in over 20 years. Usually I find when the E Pac has a busy above average season then the Atlantic will have a slow season and vise versa. Many forecasters this year made their prediction of a below average season on the fact that an El Niño would form in the Eastern Pacific but that never happened. A quiet Atlantic hurricane season often occurs during an El Niño year, because the climate pattern triggers conditions that inhibit hurricanes. El Niño’s failure to launch meant the phenomenon had little impact on Atlantic hurricanes and I find the major reason for the slow season was the strong wind shear, atmospheric instability, dry air and convergence across the Atlantic… similiar to the 2013 season. A slow season is a good season in my book!

The Atlantic produced only eight named tropical storms this year, the fewest since 1997, according to the National Hurricane Center. Six of those storms strengthened into hurricanes, and two became major hurricanes.

Hurricane Arthur was the only storm to make landfall in the United States this season. The storm clobbered coastal North Carolina on July 4 with Category 2 winds of about 100 miles per hour (160 km/h), causing $21 million in damage.

Of the two major Atlantic storms, Hurricane Edouard reached Category 3 strength far out at sea, never threatening to touch shorelines. Hurricane Gonzalo was the season’s most powerful storm at Category 4, but weakened to Category 2 before making landfall in Bermuda and causing more than $200 million in damage.

This is now my second season in the books since I started Louisiana Hurricane Center with many more years to come and if you appreciate my page, website and information I provide during Hurricane Season then PLEASE SHARE this post, site and my Facebook page with your friends and family. Continue along with me to keep an eye on the Tropics even during the offseason 24-7 at http://TrackTheTropics.com/

The 2015 Hurricane Season predictions should be released in May of next year so as I always say… STAY TUNED!!

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–Chad Hayward #LHC #HurricaneSeason #Over #2K14 #BelowAverage #TrackTheTropics #Tropics

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