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Tropics Above Normal Despite Lack of Hurricanes

September 5, 2013; 10:46 AM ET

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1. Notice the table below. We are actually above normal by one storm in regards to the named storms but below normal in regards to hurricanes. Keep in mind, we have two months left in the season and anything can happen. Sandy was late October, and that was one of the biggest storms in recent years.

2. Active day for severe storms in the Northwest today. Hail and damaging winds will be associated with the storms that develop. I did get an email from a blog reader regarding the Apple harvest... read below....

I am sure you are aware that well over 100 million bushels of apples and pears are growing and being harvested right now in the Columbia River Valley in eastern Washington. Widespread hail there could be of major importance to Eastern apple growers with a bumper crop after last year's freeze out.

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