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End of isles' hurricane season caps 3 without a cyclone threat

By Sarah Zoellick / szoellick@staradvertiser.com

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 26, 2012

~~<p>Hawaii hasn't been threatened by a major tropical cyclone since 2009 &mdash; and with the 2012 hurricane season set to officially wrap up Friday, it's safe to say it was another quiet year.</p>
<p>&quot;We thought it might be a little bit of a below-normal season, but it ended up being even weaker than that,&quot; said Robert Ballard, science and operations officer for the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Hono&shy;lulu.</p>
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Hawaii hasn't been threatened by a major tropical cyclone since 2009 — and with the 2012 hurricane season set to officially wrap up Friday, it's safe to say it was another quiet year.

"We thought it might be a little bit of a below-normal season, but it ended up being even weaker than that," said Robert Ballard, science and operations officer for the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Hono­lulu. Login for more...



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