Research from government scientists found the past Atlantic tropical storm season was busier than previously thought, with one more tropical storm uncovered in research data.

The hurricane season–which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30–was thought to have had only nine storms this past season, with five of them becoming hurricanes. But researchers with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center uncovered a tenth tropical storm that formed in the Atlantic.

The unnamed tropical storm formed on July 13 off the Northeast coast on the tail of a cold front, according to researchers Eric S. Blake and John L. Beven, who published a paper that appears on the NOAA Web site (

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