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12:11 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Stood Up By El Niño, State Awaits More Hurricanes

The weather phenomenon was expected to suppress the hurricane season somewhat. But Sun-Sentinel hurricane guy Ken Kaye reports there's no sign of El Niño yet and forecasters are starting to worry.

El Niño was supposed to rip storms apart and put a damper on the hurricane season, but it appears to be a no-show.

As a result, there could be two or three more storms on top of an already bustling year. It leaves Florida more vulnerable, because October storms tend to form nearby in the Caribbean or western Atlantic.

"At this point, there is quite a bit of uncertainty as to whether an El Niño will even develop," said climatologist Phil Klotzbach. "If it does, it will probably be too late to impact the end of the season."

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