No tropical cyclones formed in June 2014 in the North Atlantic Basin, Gulf of Mexico, or Caribbean Sea, according to the National Weather Service/National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) monthly tropical weather summary for the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico, issued by the NHC at 8 a.m. EDT on July 1, 2014. (This and other monthly summaries during the Atlantic tropical storm season–June 1-November 30–are available online at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.)
But on July 1, the Atlantic season’s first tropical storm, Arthur, formed offshore of the eastern Florida coast. As of July 3 at 3:15 p.m. EDT, the center of now Hurricane Arthur was located 70 miles southwest of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and was predicted to pass over North Carolina’s Outer Banks and then head northeastward some distance away from the eastern U.S. coastline.
NHC maps, public advisories, and other information on Hurricane Arthur and all Atlantic tropical storms are available online at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.