The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has warned that the 2013 hurricane season is expected to be ‘extremely active.’ This is in part because of unusually warm water temperatures that are already extending further north than normal. Last season’s Superstorm Sandy remained powerful even as it extended into waters off the US Northeastern Corridor because waters in the region were unseasonably warm. Hurricane season starts June 1 and continues for six months. 13 to 20 tropical storms are expected this year, with 7  to 11 of them becoming hurricanes.
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