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Learn more about and the hurricane season here.

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico...

No tropical cyclones formed in the basin in November. Based on a
30-year (1981-2010) climatology...a named storm forms in the
basin in November in about 7 out of 10 years...with a hurricane
forming about once every other year.

For the 2014 season overall...eight named storms formed in the
Basin. Six of those became hurricanes and two of those reached major
hurricane status. In unnamed depression formed. Based
on a 1981-2010 climatology...the average level of activity in the
basin is 12 named storms...6 hurricanes...and 3 major hurricanes.
For 2014...the number of named storms was below average...but the
number of hurricanes and major hurricanes was near average.

In terms of accumulated cyclone energy...which measures the combined
strength and duration of tropical storms and hurricanes...activity
in the basin in 2014 was only about 63 percent of the 1981-2010

Reports on individual cyclones...when completed...are at the web
site of the National Hurricane Center...use lower-case letters...

Summary table

Name                dates         Max wind (mph)
h  Arthur            1-5 Jul           100
TD two*            21-23 Jul            35
h  Bertha            1-6 Aug            80
h  Cristobal       23-29 Aug            85
ts Dolly             1-3 Sep            50
mh Edouard         11-19 Sep           115
h  Fay             10-13 Oct            75
mh gonzalo         12-19 Oct           145
ts Hanna           22-28 Oct            40

* denotes a storm for which the Post-storm analysis is complete.

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