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NOAA: Higher chance of below-normal storm season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has revised its forecast for the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season.

In May the outlook called for a below average number of storms.

At the time NOAA predicted 6 to 11 tropical storms, 3 to 6 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes.

Thursday morning NOAA said a below-normal hurricane season is very likely. The outlook calls for a 90% chance of a below-normal season and a 10% chance of a near-normal season.

NOAA now predicts 6 to 10 named storms (which includes 3 named storms to date), 1 to 4 hurricanes and 0 to 1 major hurricanes.

A strong El Nino and below average ocean water temperatures are among the reasons NOAA cited.

Forecasters say you shouldn’t be complacent because it only takes one storm to cause damage and a loss of life.

Hurricane season officially runs through Nov. 30.

Information from the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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