This is according to the NOAA issued outlook for the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
The expected re-development of El Nino in the Pacific Ocean should hold down the actual number of Hurricanes in the Atlantic. Here’s why:
El Niño causes stronger wind shear, which reduces the number and intensity of tropical storms and hurricanes. El Niño can also strengthen the trade winds and increase the atmospheric stability across the tropical Atlantic, making it more difficult for cloud systems coming off of Africa to intensify into tropical storms.
But here’s something to keep in mind: it only takes one hurricane or tropical storm to do an incredible amount of damage. Still, fewer storms forming lowers the odds of a particular location getting hit during the season.
Now, on to the hurricane names for 2014. One name is already used in the Pacific. Amanda. The Major Hurricane developed over Memorial Day Weekend 2014 a few hundred miles off the coast of Mexico. Here are the rest of the Pacific Hurricane names for 2014. And if you were wondering how to say a hurricane name, then check out the Pacific Hurricane pronunciation guide. Next, here are the Atlantic Hurricane names for 2014 and the Atlantic Hurricane pronunciation guide.
Now let’s hope a lot of these names go unused…