On Second Thought, Make That 14 Atlantic Storms in 2013

February 18, 2014

The National Hurricane Center has added one subtropical storm to last year’s tally of tropical weather.

Forecasters said that as part of a routine review of data from the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, a short-lived low that developed south of the Azores in early December was determined to be a subtropical storm. The December storm was not given a name.

That brings the tally for last year’s six-month hurricane season to 14 tropical and subtropical storms. Two of those storms, Humberto and Ingrid, became hurricanes. Just one storm — Tropical Storm Andrea — made landfall in the United States.

Forecasters had predicted a busy year, but 2013 saw the fewest hurricanes in a single year since 1982.

June 1 marks the beginning of the next Atlantic hurricane season.

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  • February 20, 2014 at 12:37 pm
    azbnb says:
    Yikes - only 101 shopping days until hurricane season starts!
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