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The Dominion Post - 2021-11-26

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All quiet on the hurricane front as storms disappear

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After a hectic start to the Atlantic hurricane season, cyclone activity around the world has come to a sudden halt, leaving seas eerily silent and scientists stumped. For weeks, the oceans have been quiet and the tropics devoid of cyclones. Not one hurricane-strength storm has formed since October 29. This had happened only twice since 1966, said Phil Klotzbach, a hurricane researcher at Colorado State University. The lack of big hurricanestrength storms – category 3 or higher – is even stranger. For eight weeks, there has been no sign of the hurricanes of the Atlantic and northeast Pacific.

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