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Hurricane season officially starts today, June 1

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The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts today, June 1. NOAA and the National Hurricane Center are expecting an average season as far as the number of named storms, the number of those storms becoming hurricanes, and the number of major hurricanes--ones that produce sustained winds of more than 110 mph.

The last major hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. was Wilma in October, 2005.

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We've already had two named storms this year--Hurricane Alex which affected the Bahamas and Bermuda in January, the first Atlantic hurricane in January since Alice in 1955; and Tropical Storm Bonnie which made landfall near Charleston, SC in late May.

The Atlantic hurricane season officially runs through the end of November.

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