The 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season outlook. - NOAA's website
On May 22, NOAA issued its outlook, predicting that an anticipated El Nino will affect the number of storms. The prediction indicates
- 8 to 13 named storms (top winds of 39 mph or higher), including:
- 3 to 6 hurricanes (top winds of 74 mph or higher), of which:
- 1 to 2 could be major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of at least 111 mph)
Please see the NOAA press release to read all details.
NOAA’s seasonal hurricane outlook does not predict where and when any of these storms may hit. Landfall is dictated by weather patterns in place at the time the storm approaches. For each storm, NOAA’s National Hurricane Center forecasts how these weather patterns affect the storm track, intensity and landfall potential.