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Hurricane Michael (2012)
'Unusual' hurricane season among busiest, but lacked strength besides Sandy
'Unusual' hurricane season among busiest, but lacked strength besides Sandy

Despite being one of the most active on record, the 2012 hurricane season lacked power -- Superstorm Sandy notwithstanding  -- making it a "highly unusual year", according to one storm forecaster. The season officially ends Friday, and some forecasters suspect a post-season cyclone could be possible, though it would be unlikely to affect land. But assuming that doesn't happen, the 2012 season ranks third among the most active since record-keeping began in 1851 with 19 named storms. While most pre- and even mid-season hurricane forecasts underestimated how far we would get on the storm names list, the number of major hurricanes meanwhile came nowhere near the...

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