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More storms forecast in latest hurricane outlook

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has updated its hurricane outlook to include more storms this season.

Updated outlook

Anywhere from 14-19 storms are now expected, which is more than the original 11-17 storms forecast. Of those storms, 5-9 are expected to become hurricanes, which is unchanged from the original forecast. Meanwhile, 2-5 major hurricanes -- category 3 or stronger -- are now forecast, which is slightly more than the original 2-4  major hurricanes forecast.

So far...

So far this Atlantic season, six storms have developed with one hurricane. 

Typical season

In a typical Atlantic hurricane season -- which runs from June through November -- there are normally 12 storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes.

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