UN: Besides Haiyan, 2013 storm season near average

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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:00 am

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Apart from Typhoon Haiyan, which has devastated the Philippines, it's been an average year for tropical cyclones, the U.N. weather agency said Wednesday in its annual climate report.

The World Meteorological Organization counted 86 tropical storms so far this year, just three short of the annual average since 1981. They were unevenly spread across the globe.

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