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Weakest Atlantic hurricane season in decades comes to a close
Weakest Atlantic hurricane season in decades comes to a close

With just one storm that made landfall in the United States, this year's Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Saturday as the weakest since 1982. Hurricanes need moist air to form, and the low number of Atlantic hurricanes was due in large part to dry air over the the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the tropical Atlantic Ocean, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.  "This unexpectedly low activity is linked to an unpredictable atmospheric pattern that prevented the growth of storms by producing an exceptionally dry, sinking air and a strong vertical wind shear in much of the main...

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