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NOAA Updates the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook
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NOAA Updates the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has updated their Atlantic Hurricane Outlook, first issued in May. An active season is still predicted, namely because of the high sea surface temperatures, low wind shear, and above normal convection in western Africa. This image shows sea surface temperatures as measured by satellites on August 8, 2013. Areas colored yellow or orange are above 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius), which is sufficient warmth to fuel hurricane formation.

 
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