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Forecasters Add 1 Subtropical Storm To 2013 Tally

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In this handout satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, intensifies on June 6, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. (credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project via Getty Images)

In this handout satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, intensifies on June 6, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. (credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project via Getty Images)

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MIAMI (AP) — The National Hurricane Center has added one subtropical storm to last year’s tally of tropical weather.

Forecasters said this week that as part of a routine review of data from the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, a short-lived low that developed south of the Azores in early December was determined to be a subtropical storm. The December storm was not given a name.

That brings the tally for last year’s six-month hurricane season to 14 tropical and subtropical storms. Two of those storms, Humberto and Ingrid, became hurricanes. Just one storm — Tropical Storm Andrea — made landfall in the United States.

Forecasters had predicted a busy year, but 2013 saw the fewest hurricanes in a single year since 1982.

June 1 marks the beginning of the next Atlantic hurricane season.

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