2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast FactsCNN LibraryUpdated 8:54 PM ET, Sun October 12, 2014Just WatchedSlow Start to Atlantic Hurricane SeasonreplayMore Videos ...Slow Start to Atlantic Hurricane Season 01:57 (CNN)Here is a look at the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. Facts:The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The areas covered include the North Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Just WatchedPreparing for a hurricanereplayMore Videos ...Preparing for a hurricane 01:14PLAY VIDEOJust WatchedHurricane S.E. CuppreplayMore Videos ...Hurricane S.E. Cupp 01:07PLAY VIDEOJust WatchedLast Look: Can you control a hurricane?replayMore Videos ...Last Look: Can you control a hurricane? 01:29PLAY VIDEOThe National Weather Service defines a hurricane as "an intense tropical weather system with well-defined circulation and sustained winds of 74 mph (64 knots) or higher." Hurricanes are rated according to intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. The 1-5 scale estimates potential property damage. A Category 3 or higher is considered a major hurricane. The National Hurricane Center advises preparedness:A hurricane watch indicates the possibility that a region could experience hurricane conditions within 48 hours. A hurricane warning indicates that sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected within 36 hours. Predictions:April 10, 2014 - Forecasters William Gray and Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University release their 2014 hurricane season predictions: nine named storms and three hurricanes, one of them major.May 22, 2014 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts a near-normal or below-normal hurricane season, predicting that there is a 70 percent chance of having eight to 13 named storms, of which three to six could develop into hurricanes, including one to two major hurricanes (categories 3-5).2014 Atlantic Storm Names:Hurricane ArthurJuly 1, 2014 - Tropical Storm Arthur forms off the east coast of Florida.July 3, 2014 - Strengthens into a hurricane. Later, strengthens to a category 2 storm and makes landfall at 11:15 p.m. between Cape Lookout and Beaufort, North Carolina.July 5, 2014 - Arthur weakens to a post-tropical cyclone over Canada. Hurricane BerthaJuly 31, 2014 - Forms in the Atlantic Ocean. August 4, 2014 - Strengthens into a hurricane.August 6, 2014 - Dissipates south of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Hurricane Cristobal August 24, 2014 - Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near the southeastern Bahamas.August 25, 2014 - Strengthens into a hurricane.Tropical Storm DollySeptember 2, 2014 - Tropical Storm Dolly forms in the Bay of Campeche.EdouardFayGonzaloHannaIsaiasJosephineKyleLauraMarcoNanaOmarPauletteReneSallyTeddyVickyWilfredMore from USWhere does the snow go after back-to-back blizzards?