Forecasters Raise Outlook for Atlantic Hurricane Season

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The U.S. weather agency NOAA, raised its outlook for the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season on
Thursday and now expects near-normal to above-normal activity.

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Forecasters expect the June-through-November season will bring 12 to 17 tropical storms, with five to eight of those becoming hurricanes and two to three strengthening into 'major hurricanes.'