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U.S. meteorologists on Friday predicted the number of storms in the upcoming 2016 Atlantichurricaneseason would be near normal, after fewer than normal storms last year.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said there will likely be 10-16 named storms in 2016, including 4-8hurricanes, of which 1-4 will be majorhurricanes.

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In 2015 there were 11 named storms, including fourhurricanes, of which two were major, according to federal data.


The Atlantichurricaneseason runs from June 1 through November 30.