All in all, the 2014 season was rather low in activity and strength of hurricanes. I believe this was forecasted early on in the season as it was an El Nino year. I believe that involves an upper level wind shear strength, or something like that every few years, which counteracts the swirling of the rising hot air from the ever hotter sea surface.
Something interesting about this year’s hurricane season was the tropical depression Hanna. This one came from the Pacific coast, crossed land into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and got pushed eastward across the Yucatan Penninsula by a predominant weather system in the Pacific. Now that’s just strange!