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Research: Tropical activity at near-record low

During the past 6-years since Hurricane Katrina, global tropical cyclone frequency and energy have decreased dramatically, and are currently at near-historical record lows. According to a new peer-reviewed research paper accepted to be published, only 69 tropical storms were observed globally during 2010, the fewest in almost 40-years of reliable records.

The information comes from "Watts Up With That" based on a research paper by Dr. Ryan Maue, a meteorologist from Florida State University, which is to be published soon.

Joe Bastardi of the Weather Channel (@BigJoeBastardi) tweeted it this morning. Take a look here: