May 30th, 2014
10:02 AM ET

What to Watch for at the Start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30.

Last year's season had an above-average amount of tropical storms to form but below average development of hurricanes.

The first hurricane of the 2013 season developed so late in the year that it almost beat a record. There were no storms to reach the strength of a major hurricane at 111 mph.

This year, NOAA is leaning toward a forecast of below average development. While this sounds like good news, the amount of actual landfalls will dictate the 2014 season.

Watch the video above for CNN's Indra Petersons look at why the Atlantic hurricane season could be quieter.

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