Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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HALIFAX, N.S. x-17s. The Canadian Hurricane Centre is expecting a "near-normal to above-normal" number of storms in the Atlantic Ocean this year. The United States' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting 10 to 16 named storms, with five to nine of them being hurricanes and one to four being major hurricanes. Bob Robichaud, a meteorologist at the Canadian Hurricane Centre, says a key factor is water temperature.

("...hurricane season.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Normally only three to four tropical cyclones cause any concern for Canadian land or offshore waters, and last year none made landfall in Canada. The first major storm this year will get the name Alberto.

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HALIFAX, N. …

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