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  • (noun): A tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans.

Typhoon

A typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone that develops in the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean between 180° and 100°E. This region is referred to as the northwest Pacific basin. For organizational purposes, the northern Pacific Ocean is divided into three regions: the eastern (North America to 140°W), central (140°W to 180°), and western (180° to 100°E). Identical phenomena in the eastern north Pacific are called hurricanes, with tropical cyclones moving into the western Pacific re-designated as typhoons. The Regional Specialized Meteorological Center (RSMC) for tropical cyclone forecasts is in Japan, with other tropical cyclone warning centers for the northwest Pacific in Honolulu (the Joint Typhoon Warning Center), the Philippines, and Hong Kong. While the RSMC names each system, the main name list itself is coordinated amongst 18 countries, including the United States, who have territories threatened by typhoons each year. The Philippines uses their own naming list for systems which approach the country.

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Seasons - 1954 Pacific Typhoon Season
... Typhoon Grace struck the Southern Japanese islands of Kyūshū and Shikoku ... Typhoon June struck the Southern Japanese hitting the area west of Kanto especially hard ... Typhoon Lorna brushed the southern coast of the Japanese island of Shikoku ...
1954 Pacific Typhoon Season - Seasons - 1951 Pacific Typhoon Season - Typhoon Amy
... Category 4 typhoon (SSHS) Duration December 3 – December 17 Peak intensity 220 km/h (140 mph), 950 mbar (hPa) Typhoon Amy was a strong late season storm that struck the ... Resulting floods and landslides from Typhoon Amy killed 991 people ...
Seasons - 1950 Pacific Typhoon Season - Typhoon Fran
... Category 1 typhoon (SSHS) Duration December 26 – January 1 Peak intensity 150 km/h (90 mph), 980 mbar (hPa) Typhoon Fran was a late season storm that struck the ...
1950 Pacific Typhoon Season - Seasons - 1951 Pacific Typhoon Season - Super Typhoon Iris
... Category 5 super typhoon (SSHS) Duration April 29 – May 12 Peak intensity 280 km/h (175 mph), 910 mbar (hPa) Iris was the first category 5 super ...
Typhoon (disambiguation)
... Typhoon most commonly denotes a Pacific typhoon, a specific form of tropical cyclone ... Typhoon may also refer to ...