Quiet Hurricane Season Ends

November 30, 2014

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season ended Sunday, and it will be remembered as a relatively quiet season as was predicted.

“Fortunately, much of the U.S. coastline was spared this year with only one landfalling hurricane along the East Coast. Nevertheless, we know that’s not always going to be the case,” said Louis Uccellini, Ph.D., director of NOAA’s National Weather Service.

There were multiple factors that led to the quieter season.

“A combination of atmospheric conditions acted to suppress the Atlantic hurricane season, including very strong vertical wind shear, combined with increased atmospheric stability, stronger sinking motion and drier air across the tropical Atlantic,” said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. “

Also, the West African monsoon was near- to below average, making it more difficult for African easterly waves to develop.”


One Response to “Quiet Hurricane Season Ends”

  1. Just Listening on November 30th, 2014 8:11 am

    All you say Mr. Bell may be so—but I just want to give all the credit to God who is in control of e-v-e-r-y-t-h-I-n-g. My prayer is this will happen every year. Our Nation is hurting bad enough and certainly do not need storms or hurricanes.

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