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Posted: Monday, 01 July 2013 7:13AM

Hurricane season shows signs of being very active



We are now one month into the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season, and have already seen two named storms.

What may this mean for what's predicted to be a very active storm season? State Climatologist Barry Keim says, historically speaking, those predictions may come true.

Tropical Storm Andrea formed June 5th and tracked across northern Florida and up the East Coast. Ten days later, Tropical Storm Barry formed in the southern Gulf; going inland in central Mexico.

Keim says, statistically, June brings one storm every other year, so having two is not a good sign.

Warm sea surface temperatures and the absence of a Pacific El Nino, or La Nina - which can mitigate Atlantic storm formation - are behind forecasts of between 18 to 20 named storms this year.

Keim feels the predictions are valid, and advises having your hurricane "game plan" ready for whatever comes.

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