Pongsona

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Typhoon Pongsona - Preparations
... office issued a tropical storm watch for the Marshall Islands shortly after Pongsona developed into a tropical storm, and a day later watches were issued for Chuuk ... As Pongsona became a typhoon, the Guam National Weather Service office issued a typhoon watch for Guam, Rota, Saipan, and Tinian, which was upgraded to a typhoon warning ... By one day before the typhoon moved through the Mariana Islands, JTWC predicted Pongsona to pass well east of the area ...
2002 Pacific Typhoon Season - Storms - Typhoon Pongsona
... December 11 Peak intensity 165 km/h (105 mph), 940 mbar (hPa) Typhoon Pongsona was the last typhoon of the season, and was the costliest disaster in 2002 in the United States ... tracked generally westward for several days, intensifying into Tropical Storm Pongsona on December 3 ... and the JTWC estimated peak winds of 240 km/h (150 mph), making Pongsona a super typhoon ...
Typhoon Pongsona - Impact - Guam
... Typhoon Pongsona maintained a 65 km (40 mi) wide eye upon crossing the northern portion of the island of Guam the Andersen Air Force Base was in the eye ... was 935 millibars (27.61 inHg), making Pongsona the third most intense typhoon to strike Guam it is behind only a typhoon in 1900 (926 mbar, 27.34 inHg) and Typhoon Karen of 1962 (932 mbar, 27.52 inHg) ... Typhoon Pongsona also left 65% of the island's water wells inoperable, with most of Guam left without water service following the storm ...
Typhoon Pongsona - Meteorological History
... it was able to intensify into Tropical Storm Pongsona at 1200 UTC on December 3 while located 375 km (230 mi) northeast of Pohnpei ... That day, both the JTWC and the JMA upgraded Pongsona to a typhoon about 1150 km (715 mi) southeast of Guam ... generally to the west, the eye of Pongsona gradually became better organized ...
Typhoon Pongsona
... Typhoon Pongsona (international designation 0226, JTWC designation 31W) was the last typhoon of the 2002 Pacific typhoon season, and was the costliest United States disaster in 2002 ... The name "Pongsona" was contributed by North Korea for the Pacific tropical cyclone list and is the Korean name for the garden balsam ... Pongsona developed out of an area of disturbed weather on December 2, and steadily intensified to reach typhoon status on December 5 ...