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Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end

(Courtesy: National Hurricane Center)
(Courtesy: National Hurricane Center)
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Updated: 11/30/2013 3:48 pm
MIAMI, Fla. (AP) -- The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season has come to an end.

The season concluded Saturday after a total of 13 named storms, only two of which became hurricanes.

Forecasters had predicted a busy year, but 2013 saw the fewest hurricanes in a single year since 1982.

Just one storm -- Tropical Storm Andrea -- made landfall in the United States.

Experts say drier-than-expected air and persistent conditions in the atmosphere over the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and tropical Atlantic Ocean led to the weaker season.

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