The 2013 hurricane season, which starts June 1, will produce an above-average number of systems, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast Thursday.
NOAA gave a 70 percent likelihood that 13 to 20 systems would reach at least tropical-storm status and gain names, with seven to 11 of those becoming hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes, at Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, with top sustained winds of at least 111 mph.
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