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1/ The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins today and the National Hurricane Center has designated 21 storm names for the six-month period ending November 30.
2/ Just like the previous seven years, the season got an early start when Tropical Storm Ana formed in the Atlantic on May 22 .

Forecasters say that short-lived storm is a likely sign of what's predicted to be another above-average season.
3/ Tropical trivia:
Storm names repeat every six years — unless a storm is particularly destructive and then its name is retired.

There are no storms that begin with Q, U, X, Y and Z because of a lack of usable names.

Each season's storm names alternate between female and male.
4/ Forecast accuracy and advance warnings have continued to improve. Now some of the most lethal consequences of hurricane season are not the storms but their aftermath.…

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