Chances of an Atlantic hurricane season busier than 2005’s are slim — for now

2005 had 28 named storms in the Atlantic Ocean; 15 were hurricanes, including Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

STORMY YEAR  A record number of named storms, including Hurricane Katrina, shown here as a Category 5 storm on August 28, 2005, formed during the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Scientists say that, as of now, 28 is near the maximum number of storms the Atlantic can produce in a year.


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