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May 24, 2013 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted an active six-month 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, starting June 1. The season has a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms, of which as many as 11 could become hurricanes.
“With the devastation of Sandy fresh in our minds, and another active season predicted, everyone at NOAA is committed to providing life-saving forecasts in the face of these storms and ensuring that Americans are prepared and ready ahead of time.” said Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., NOAA acting administrator. “As we saw first-hand with Sandy, it’s important to remember that tropical storm and hurricane impacts are not limited to the coastline. Strong winds, torrential rain, flooding, and tornadoes often threaten inland areas far from where the storm first makes landfall.”
Meanwhile tornado season continues through August, but if late summer or autumn tropical cyclones hit land they have the potential to generate post-season tornadoes.