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One more for the record books make that 28 tropical storms
Posted 4/12/2006 4:58 PM ET
ORLANDO (AP) Nearly five months after the record-shattering 2005 hurricane season ended, the summer of storms suddenly grew bigger by one.
Upon further review of months-old weather records, the National Hurricane Center on Wednesday added a 28th storm to the season, which officially ended Nov. 30, 2005.
The center added an unnamed subtropical storm that briefly popped up in early October and meandered around the Azores, the island chain west of Portugal. Its top winds reached about 52 mph, but it was far from normal tropical waters and wasn't immediately counted as a tropical storm.
Looking at data months later, meteorologists decided it had tropical characteristics and should be included with more notable names such as Katrina, Rita and Wilma. The unnamed storm bumped the total from what had been a record 27 storms to 28, center director Max Mayfield told the annual National Hurricane Conference. The old record of 21 storms was in 1933.
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