Active hurricane season predicted

The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins Saturday and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is once again forecasting an active season this year.

For the six-month hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, NOAA’s hurricane season outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (winds of 111 mph or higher).

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