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NOAA predicts 'near-normal' hurricane season

2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. (NOAA) 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. (NOAA)
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean should be near-normal through the 2016 hurricane season. NOAA released its prediction Friday morning.

The administration gives a 70 percent chance for the development of 10 to 16 named storms, four to eight of which could become hurricanes.

The outlook predicts a 45 percent chance for a near-normal season, a 30 percent chance for above-normal and a 25 percent chance for below-normal.

NOAA said climate signals that influence the formation of storms is making it difficult to predict what will happen this season.

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