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Hurricane forecasters predict another quiet season
Hurricane forecasters predict another quiet season

One team of hurricane forecasters is predicting the quietest storm season since the 1950s and 1960s because of El Niño, which can inhibit tropical cyclone formation. Forecasters at the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University are predicting just seven named storms, the fewest in two decades, and three hurricanes, fewest since 2009. A typical season has 12 named storms and six or seven hurricanes, according to the project. It would be a second consecutive quiet season, with eight named storms last year. However, six of those storms reached hurricane status, with maximum sustained winds of at least 74 mph. The last time seven named storms were tallied...

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