AccuWeather.com Predicts 'below Normal' Atlantic Hurricane Season

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The Atlantic hurricane season made an early start this year with Tropical Storm Ana this month, but it's likely to be a quieter one than usual. In a report Wednesday, AccuWeather.com said the number of Atlantic storms will "fall below normal" this year. There have been a total of 4 below-normal seasons in the past 20 years. AccuWeather.com predicted 8 named tropical storms, 4 hurricanes and 1 major hurricane for the Atlantic Basin this season, which traditionally begins June 1 and runs to Nov. 30. Two or 3 of these systems is expected to make landfall in the United States, it said.

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