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Riley: Superstitious storm watcher

Mayor waiting for "G" and "H" to get out of the way

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The Atlantic Hurricane Season is catching up with analysts' lofty expectations at the beginning of the season.

After Fiona and Gaston formed last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) noted "yet another" tropical system before Hermine formed off Mexico's coast.

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley told the City Paper on Thursday that he was closely watching the ocean for signs of a threatening storm. He said he'll be more relieved when we get to Igor. Two major storms to impact the Lowcountry were Hurricane Gracie in 1959 and Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

For the entire season, NOAA predicts up to 20 storms, with up to 12 at hurricane strength and four to six major hurricanes.

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