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No Named Storms First Time Since 1992 at Hurricane Peak

• http://www.bloomberg.com, By Brian K. Sullivan

While forecasters are watching a pair of potential systems, neither is likely to grow into a tropical storm by the end of today. So far, four storms have gotten names in the Atlantic this year.

In records going back to 1851, Sept. 10 is the day when the odds are greatest there will be at least one tropical storm or hurricane somewhere in the Atlantic.

Still, it would be a mistake for everyone to let their guard down, said Gerry Bell, lead hurricane forecaster for the U.S. Climate Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.

"The season isn't over and it is not shut down," Bell said by telephone. "While it is weaker than average we already had one hurricane strike North Carolina this year. We need people to stay prepared."

It is also too early to tell if there is a larger shift under way in the Atlantic that could herald in an era of fewer storms, he said.

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