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    AccuWeather LIVE: Are Hurricanes More Intense Due to Climate Change?

    By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, AccuWeather staff writer
    June 22, 2013, 5:11:22 AM EDT

    Every Thursday at 4 p.m. EDT, we host a live show that we call AccuWeather LIVE. This week, our new interactive show brought viewers up to date on the current weather, the hurricane season and the start of the astronomical summer.

    Related: Last Week's AccuWeather LIVE Recap

    To kick things off, Accuweather.com’s Valerie Smock discussed the “hot” debate regarding climate change and what it could mean for 2013’s hurricane season.

    Worried about another Sandy-like weather event? AccuWeather Senior Expert Evan Myers and Bernie Rayno chatted about what could be coming for the East Coast and the likelihood of being hit by another hurricane in the coming months.

    We also hosted a special guest, Rob Eicher, the weekend meteorologist for Orlando’s FOX 35, who provided even more insight into the current hurricane season.

    To round things out, Mark Mancuso let everyone know the top five weather factors to consider this summer, including the escalating hurricane season, the three named storms that have already made landfall in the U.S, the UV index and what it means for your summer outdoors time, the severe weather season coming to a close and what to expect with this year's already active wildfire season.

    We also answered some of our fan-submitted questions on hurricanes and the summer season! If you have a question that was not answered by our experts above, contact us on: Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

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