NOAA predicts near- or below-normal hurricane season for 2014

Forecasters are predicting a near-normal or below-normal hurricane season for 2014. NOAA predicts this year will have a range of eight to 13 tropical storms,

The season runs from June 1 through Nov.

The season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

WOODBURY - Forecasters are predicting a near-normal or below-normal hurricane season for 2014.

NOAA predicts this year will have a range of eight to 13 tropical storms, three to six of which will become hurricanes. One or two may grow to become stronger than a category 3 storm.

The El Nino weather pattern is expected to reduce the number and intensity of storms in the Atlantic.

The season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.

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