Cristobal: A Look Back at 2014's Second Atlantic Hurricane

By: Sean Sporman
By: Sean Sporman

News 4 This Morning takes a look back at Cristobal, the second hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

What was to become Cristobal began as a tropical wave that emerged from the west coast of the African continent. It would officially become a Tropical Depression over the Turks and Caicos Islands on August 23rd, immediately prompting Tropical Storm Warnings for those islands as well as parts of the Bahamas.

On August 24th, Hurricane Hunter aircraft confirmed that it had become a Tropical Storm, with the name Cristobal, and would become a Category 1 Hurricane the day after that.

The storm damaged homes and buildings in the Dominican Republic and also caused flooding in Puerto Rico.

The storm would turn northward and later northeastward, avoiding a direct landfall with the United States. However, the winds from the storms would churn up dangerous waves up and down the east coast, from North Carolina to New York state.

The final advisory from the Hurricane Center on Cristobal was issued on August 29th, as it became extratropical.

The next storm of the 2014 season, if and when it does form, would be named Dolly.

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