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Hurricane forecasters are reporting signs of a developing El Niño, a weather phenomenon that can significantly suppress the number of hurricanes over the upcoming six-month Atlantic season.
The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season proved to be the most inactive in 30 years.
Subtropical Storm Melissa has strengthened to near-hurricane status as it continues to head north in the central Atlantic Ocean.
A broad area of thunderstorms in the central Atlantic Ocean has developed into the 13th named storm of the 2013 hurricane season.
The 2013 hurricane season has not lived up to predictions.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center were tracking an area of disorganized storms and low pressure that was located over the central Caribbean Monday.
Tropical Storm Lorenzo has formed in the central Atlantic Ocean, the 12th named storm of the 2013 hurricane season.
As hurricane season winds to a close, this year may well be remembered for what didn't happen:
Forecasters were tracking an area of low pressure southwest of the Cape Verde Islands Wednesday.
Karen lost more of its punch late Saturday and fell below tropical-storm status while stalling off the Louisiana coast.
Tropical Storm Karen showed signs of weakening Friday night, but still threatened the Gulf Coast with heavy rains and storm surge as it staggered toward shore.
Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 18 North Florida counties on Thursday as Tropical Storm Karen barreled toward the Gulf Coast.
A glob of bad weather in the Caribbean became better organized Wednesday and was poised to become a tropical cyclone that could spin toward Florida.
Tropical Storm Jerry became the season's tenth named storm Monday afternoon.
Forecasters are monitoring a mass of storms in the Caribbean that could affect the weather in Florida.
A low pressure zone was expected to bring more flooding to Mexico's east coast Thursday as Hurricane Manuel closed in from the West.
An area of low pressure over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula has a high chance of developing into a named storm over the next two days.
Forecasters are keeping close watch on a strengthening low pressure system off the Yucatan Peninsula.
The remnants of Hurricane Humberto, the 2013 season's first hurricane, reorganized Monday morning and regained its tropical storm classification.
XALAPA, Mexico — Ingrid became the second hurricane of the Atlantic storm season off Mexico on Saturday.