Early start for hurricane season

06/04/2012
The 2012 tropical storm and hurricane season officially began June 1 and extends to Nov. 30, but it got off to an early start when Tropical Storm Alberto formed off the South Carolina coast and quickly weakened into a tropical depression in late May. At presstime last week, another possible storm was brewing off the east coast of Florida. Earth Networks predicts a "near-normal" hurricane season this year for the Atlantic Basin. It forecasts 11-13 named storms vs. a 30-year average of 12. Of these, 6-7 could become hurricanes including 2-4 major hurricanes. The long-term average is 6 hurricanes including 3 major blows. Earth Networks said US landfall will be near normal. The Nati...
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