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El Niño's latest trick: Another calmer hurricane season expected
El Niño's latest trick: Another calmer hurricane season expected

When it comes to disasters, El Niño giveth and El Niño taketh away. The same developing El Niño that may have helped unleash massive, deadly floods on Oklahoma and Texas this week — and the same El Niño that could summon rains to drought-scorched California next winter — is expected to bring another relatively quiet hurricane season for the eastern U.S. this summer. The Atlantic Ocean is expected to see only two or fewer major hurricanes this year, and no more than six hurricanes overall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its annual hurricane forecast Wednesday. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs to...

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