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Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes To Quiet Close In Connecticut

No major storms formed in the Atlantic this season, unlike 2012 when Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast, including Fairfield County, which rarely sees hurricanes.
No major storms formed in the Atlantic this season, unlike 2012 when Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast, including Fairfield County, which rarely sees hurricanes. Photo Credit: File
No major storms formed in the Atlantic this season, unlike 2012 when Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast, including Fairfield County, which rarely sees hurricanes.
No major storms formed in the Atlantic this season, unlike 2012 when Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast, including Fairfield County, which rarely sees hurricanes. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- In 2013, residents of Fairfield County barely noticed the hurricane season, a welcome relief from the year before when Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast.

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which ended Nov. 30, had the fewest number of hurricanes since 1982, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Overall, 13 systems formed from June 1 to Nov. 30, one more than average for the season, NOAA said on its website. But only two hurricanes formed, Ingrid and Humberto, compared with the average of six. And neither became major storms of Category 3 or stronger, NOAA reported.

According to the NOAA, based on collective strength and duration of named storms and hurricanes, the 2013 season is expected to rank as the sixth least-active Atlantic season since 1950.

Only one storm -- Andrea -- made landfall in the Southern United States, killing one person.

According to NOAA, the 2013 hurricane season was only the third below-normal season in the last 19 years, since 1995, when the current high-activity era for Atlantic hurricanes began.

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