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2009-08-12 12:40:00

Reconstructions of past hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean indicate that the most active hurricane period in the past was during the "Medieval Climate Anomaly" about a thousand years ago when climate conditions created a "perfect storm" of La Niña-like conditions combined with warm tropical Atlantic waters.

2009-05-28 08:13:00

RALEIGH, N.C., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives urge residents across the state to have a dependable plan in place in preparation for this year's hurricane season. Although no forecast is certain, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center forecasts that this season will yield nine to 14 named storms, including four to seven hurricanes of which one to three could become major hurricanes.


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deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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