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Quiet Atlantic hurricane season — and turbulent Pacific one — near end
Quiet Atlantic hurricane season — and turbulent Pacific one — near end

With the hurricane season ending Sunday, many around the country might be thinking, when did it even start? Of the eight named storms this year, six of them were hurricanes and only one of them, Category 2 Hurricane Arthur in July, made landfall on the East Coast. The last time the Atlantic hurricane season was this quiet, President Clinton was starting his second term, "Titanic" was just hitting movie screens, and computer giant Microsoft made a $150-million investment in a little struggling computer company called Apple. That was 1997. There were eight tropical or subtropical cyclones in the Atlantic that year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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