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Tropical Storm Humberto (2013)

Quiet hurricane season is first since 1994 without a major storm

Quiet hurricane season is first since 1994 without a major storm

A relatively quiet hurricane season is nearing its end, likely to be the first since 1994 without a major hurricane forming in the Atlantic, according to researchers at Colorado State University.

The season saw 13 named storms, which is about average. But storms rarely strengthened much, with just two reaching hurricane status despite predictions of a more active season.

“It was one of the largest busts for our research team in the 30 years we’ve been issuing this report,” researcher Phil Klotzbach said in a statement. Colorado State's Tropical Meteorology Project issues one of several key hurricane season forecasts, and had called for as many as nine hurricanes, four of...

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