Twice As Many Hurricanes Forecast

NU Online News Service, June 2, 10:50 a.m. EDT?This year's Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began yesterday, could be of "above-average" intensity, according to forecasters at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

Frank Lepore, spokesperson for NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami, said there is a general consensus that the season, which will end Nov. 30, would be a season with above-average storm frequency.

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