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Female Hurricanes vs Male Hurricanes

There has been a study showing that, historically, hurricanes that have female names have killed more people than hurricanes with male names. Looking at death rates from 1950 to 2012, of the 47 most damaging hurricanes, female named storms have averaged 45 deaths while male named storms have averaged 23.

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Handout, Getty Images

2014 Hurricane Season Names

The Atlantic or Eastern Hurricane season begins June 1st and runs through November 30th. The Pacific or Western Hurricane season runs May 15th through November 30th. NOAA is predicting a below normal Atlantic hurricane season because of the high probability of a strong El Nino.

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Deadly Arkansas/Oklahoma Tornadoes Wreak Havoc, Eleven Confirmed Deaths with More Storms Predicted [VIDEO]

As of 6 o'clock this morning there are 16 confirmed dead in Arkansas and 1 in Oklahoma from tornadoes that swept through the states overnight. I spoke with a friend this morning in Jonesboro, Arkansas, who is hunkering down safely with her children and they, along with others, should be in our thoughts and prayers as more storms are expected.

This is a drone video shot in the aftermath of one of the twisters that swept through the state of Arkansas last evening.

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Sharon Stuck in Snowstorm in Fairfield, Maine

Waking up early and noticing you can't see out the bedroom window is NOT a good sign.

Walking down the stairs and seeing 3 inches of snow on the ground and knowing you have to clean off the car...not fun.

But getting stuck in a snowstorm...it's awful!

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Irina Igumnova, Thinkstock

Here We Go Again: Major Snowstorm Aiming For Maine

It has been an extremely cold and snow-filled winter and Mainers are bracing for a classic Nor'easter. The National Weather Service currently has a winter storm watch for our area, likely to be upgraded to a winter storm warning as the storm draws closer.

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