Far from being a busy year for tropical weather as predicted, the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season will wrap up Nov. 30 with the fewest hurricanes in three decades.
Florida set a record of eight years without a hurricane making landfall in the state, something homeowners can celebrate. But the fact that forecasters were so wrong — they haven’t been so far off in 16 years — raises questions about the reliability and utility of such predictions, and whether inaccuracy could breed complacency.
The average hurricane season generates 12 named storms, including six hurricanes — four of them major — and two storms that make landfall in the United States.
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