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May-June 2014: In This Issue

There were 903 tornadoes reported in the United States in 2013. The annual count was well below the 10-year annual average of 1,350 tornadoes (2003-2012). It has been 25 years since a year with fewer tornadoes (1989 had 856).

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Overall tropical cyclone activity during the 2013 eastern North Pacific hurricane season was below normal. Of the 18 tropical storms that formed, nine became hurricanes but only one reached major hurricane strength (category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale).

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