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Near-normal hurricane season expected in Atlantic Canada

Experts are predicting 9 to 15 named storms this season
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HALIFAX - Atlantic Canadians can expect a near-normal hurricane season this year.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Canadian Hurricane Centre are predicting 9 to 15 named storms this season.

Of those storms, 4 to 8 could become possible hurricanes while 2 to 4 could become major hurricanes.

According to the NOAA, an average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which 6 become hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes.

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1 and ends Nov. 30.


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