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Don't bank on prediction of a quiet storm season: What We Think

Don't bank on prediction of a quiet storm season: What We Think

With this week's official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, here's a quick reminder about predictions: You shouldn't place your faith in them — or bet your home and property on them, either. By now, you've probably seen the latest hurricane predictions from various government agencies, the Weather Channel, and the forecasters at Colorado State University. Combining all the atmospheric conditions and historical data and tossing in a good dose of El Niño and cooler Atlantic waters, there seems to be a general consensus that this will be one of the quietest hurricane seasons in decades. A normal hurricane season has 12 named storms, including six...

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