This can often result in the same storm having two names.  Although vertical wind shear was near average and ocean temperatures were slightly warmer than average south of Mexico, anomalously cool waters and drier than average air mass existed in the central portions of the eastern Pacific. The season's first typhoon, Mitag, reached typhoon status on March 1, and became the first super typhoon of the year four days later. Typhoon Megi was the fourth of eight significant tropical cyclones to form during August. When the storm turned to the southwest, the wind shear overcame it, and the cyclone dissipated on February 19. The season's first named storm, Kong-rey, developed on March 30, while the season's last named storm, Mitag, dissipated on November 27. The season ran throughout 2016, though typically most tropical cyclones develop between May and October.  By the following day, the storm had undergone rapid intensification to attain its peak ten-minute sustained and one-minute sustained winds of 175 km/h (110 mph) and 230 km/h (145 mph) according to the JMA and JTWC respectively. . Directed west-northwest around a subtropical ridge, the cyclone steadily intensified amongst a favorable environment, becoming Tropical Storm Celia at 12:00 UTC that same day and further strengthening into a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale, the season's first, at 00:00 UTC on July 22. Muifa turned back onto a west-northwest heading and intensified. Names that were not assigned are marked in gray. . Under light shear, the depression intensified into Tropical Storm Javier at 12:00 UTC the next morning and into a hurricane at 18:00 UTC on September 12. The names not retired from this list will be used again in the 2008 season. The name Nock-ten is taken from a type of bird found in Laos. The typhoon become the worst storm to hit eastern Japan in over ten years, only a week after Typhoon Meari had made landfall in that nation. This same trough soon imparted strong wind shear, preventing intensification. In South Korea, the heaviest 24‑hour rain total was 332.5 mm at Wando between late on the August 17 and 18. Pacific Typhoon Season Update has 166,113 members. Tropical Cyclone Forecasts Tropical Cyclone Advisories A total of 95 deaths were attributed to high winds, flooding and mudslides caused by Tokage, with an additional three people reported missing. The remnants of Super Typhoon Nanmadol continued to rapidly move to the east-northeast and northeast and ultimately merged with another low pressure area, forming a powerful extratropical cyclone which brought strong winds and led to unseasonably warm temperatures to Japan. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northeastern Pacific Ocean. On the 25th, Tropical Storm Muifa accelerated westward at a 21 kn/23 mph clip. A tropical disturbance southwest of Chuuk organized into a tropical depression on May 16, one of 3 active tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific at the time. Recurvature back to the north-northeast towards Japan ensued while the typhoon slowly weakened. The forward motion began to accelerate as Meari increasingly interacted with the westerlies. Nanmadol became the first known December tropical cyclone for 108 years to make landfall on the island. The typhoon turned to the northeast and became extratropical early on April 16. It intensified into Tropical Storm Estelle at 06:00 UTC on August 20 and attained peak winds of 70 mph (110 km/h) at 12:00 UTC the next morning as it crossed into the central Pacific. Names in parenthesis are those assigned by PAGASA. Tropical storms that form in the entire Western Pacific basin are assigned a name by the Japan Meteorological Agency. The heaviest rains in Japan were saved for Osawe, where 904 mm fell between late on the 24th and the 30th, with 741 mm falling between late on the 28th and 29th.  These dates conventionally delimit the period during each year when a majority of tropical cyclones form. , A tropical depression formed at 12:00 UTC on July 26 while positioned about 760 mi (1,225 km) south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico from a tropical wave that entered the eastern Pacific nearly a week prior. In mid- to late October, Tropical Storm Lester and Tropical Depression Sixteen-E caused localized flooding; the latter may have produced a tornado near Culiacán, Mexico. Tropical depressions that enter or form in the Philippine area of responsibility are assigned a name by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA. This can often result in the same storm having two names. PAGASA named the cyclone Rolly when it passed the 135th meridian. The system remained a tropical storm until the 8th when Sarika weakened back into a depression. . , A westward-moving tropical wave entered the eastern Pacific in late August, acquiring sufficient organization to be declared a tropical depression at 12:00 UTC on August 26 about 605 miles (975 km) south-southeast of the Baja California Peninsula. With two other systems in the Western Pacific, Typhoon Nida and Tropical Storm Omais, 05W turned eastwards, weakening on May 17. Ma-on formed from a cluster of thunderstorms in the vicinity of Guam on September 29. Sudal turned to the west, and steadily intensified to become a typhoon on April 6. Nock-ten's motion to the east-northeast accelerated to 26 kn/29 mph, and the typhoon had become a nontropical low by the evening of October 26. The most severe damage was on Kwajalein; the newly constructed sandblast shelter was completely destroyed, metal doors at the local high school were blown off and the roof of the school was damaged, several metal buildings throughout the island sustained wind damage. These names, however, are not in common use outside of the Philippines. Baja California Peninsula, Northwestern Mexico, Southwestern United States, Baja California Peninsula, Northwestern Mexico, Southwestern United States, Texas, California, This page was last edited on 19 December 2020, at 21:44. Most of the tropical cyclones formed between May and November 2011. It officially began on June 1, 2004 and ended on November 30, although storm activity continued into December. Recurving northeast at a high rate of translation, Ma-on made landfall on the Izu Peninsula, Japan, late on the 9th with maximum sustained winds of 105 kn/120 mph as a Category 3 typhoon. The cloud pattern became increasingly asymmetrical as Nanmadol moved east-northeastward across southern Taiwan before becoming extratropical during the afternoon of December 4. Nanmadol developed over in the Philippine Sea as a tropical depression on July 1, and strengthened into the third named storm of the 2017 typhoon season on July 3. The highest wind gust reported was 151 mph/67.6 m/s in Irōzaki late on the 9th. Impact throughout the season was minimal and no deaths were recorded. Thirty-four people were killed in Taiwan as a result of the storm, and fifteen died as a mudslide buried a remote mountain village in the north of the island. The heaviest rains fell in Miyazaki Prefecture, where a station measured 905 mm (35.6 in) during Songda's passage. Aere turned southwestward later that day, a trajectory that carried the storm past Xiamen early on the 26th and close to Shantou later that day before weakening into a tropical storm. Severe Tropical Storm Nanmadol, known in the Philippines as Severe Tropical Storm Emong, was a tropical cyclone that impacted southern Japan during July 2017.  Swells reached 18 ft (5.4 m) along the Baja California coastline and 12 ft (3.7 m) along the California coastline; about 1,000 lifeguard rescues took place in California due to the waves. Tropical depressions that form in this basin are given a number with a "W" suffix by the United States' Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). Typhoon Meari possessed a very asymmetric circulation, elongated somewhat to the north and northeast. , The depression produced locally heavy rainfall across western Mexico, resulting in some localized flooding. The season's peak months August and September saw minimal activity caused by an unusually strong and a persistent suppressing phase of the Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO). NW Pacific 2004 Annual Track Summary ... Local names issued by PAGASA; In parenthesis are Int'l. Plane, train and ferry services nationwide were disrupted, stranding thousands of travellers. The low-level swirl curved southwestward and dissipated the next day. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Later that day, the newly formed tropical depression saw its thunderstorms track across Taiwan, leaving the circulation center behind east of the mountainous isle as it took on a subtropical appearance.  The name was not used in 2010, making the 2004 storm the last incarnation of the name. On June 12, the storm made landfall in Vietnam before quickly weakening over land. Despite peaking at only minimal typhoon intensity, Megi had a significant impact on both Japan and South Korea. It became a minimal tropical storm before hitting central Japan on the night of August 4. No structural damage occurred due to Noru. This timeline documents all of the events of the 2013 Pacific typhoon season. The resultant ocean cyclone moved rapidly eastward, reaching a point near 42N/174E late on the August 22. After fluctuating between 100 kn/115 mph and super typhoon status for several days, Chaba weakened as it turned to the north, and hit the southwestern Japanese island of Honshū.  The remnants of Songda were monitored by the JMA until late on September 10, at which time they crossed the International Dateline near the Aleutian Islands. Also, this season was more active, costly, and deadly than the previous season. The season had no official bounds; it ran year-round in 2008, but most tropical cyclones tend to form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean between May and November. The first tropical storm of the 2004 Pacific typhoon season developed on February 10 west of Chuuk. This is a table of the storms in 2004 and their landfall(s), if any. Area of thunderstorms and convection organized into Tropical Depression 12W on July 13. Steered swiftly northwestward around a mid-level ridge over the southwestern United States, the cyclone steadily intensified and reached peak winds of 65 mph (100 km/h) early on July 13 as a large and robust convective canopy became evident. Upon reaching typhoon intensity late on the 6th, Ma-on turned northwest and ultimately became the sixth super typhoon of the year on the 8th while 250 miles southeast of Okinawa. Turning to a northerly track, Typhoon Nock-ten passed closest to Taipei during the afternoon of October 25, lying just off the northeastern tip of Taiwan by evening. Hoi An, which is the town of world heritage, was hit by the flood, and more than 80 old houses were in danger of collapse. names given by UN Typhoon Committee and followed by JTWC's designated TC Number / Maximum Sustained Winds based on 1-Min. Deep convection was in a cycling mode, and satellite imagery initially indicated that the system was subtropical in nature.   The following day, the typhoon quickly weakened to a tropical storm due to unfavorable conditions. , On May 17, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued its seasonal forecast for the 2004 central Pacific season, predicting four or five tropical cyclones to form or cross into the basin. A slow weakening trend materialized as it entered the early stages of extratropical transition. Typhoon Meari made landfall over the southern tip of Kyūshū around midday local time with maximum sustained winds of 70 kn/80 mph. Initially, the cyclone was characterized by a large area of deep convection enhanced from an upper-level trough. , On August 14, the Japan Meteorological Agency had briefly stated that Tropical Storm Malakas had exited the West Pacific basin and entered the Central Pacific basin, as a weakening tropical depression. In addition, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) assigns names to tropical cyclones that enter or form in the Philippine area of responsibility. Late on September 18, an area of convection was noted 510 miles east of Guam.  As the storm neared landfall, it began to weaken eventually crossing the Chinese coastline near Wenling, Zhejiang Province with winds of 110 km/h (70 mph). Following landfall Kujira transitioned into an extratropical cyclone and continued to persist before these extratropical remnants crossed the International Dateline towards the end of April 2003. On the 23rd, Typhoon Aere was downgraded to a tropical storm briefly due to vertical wind shear while located 200 miles south of Naha, Okinawa. Late on the 18th, Muifa's intensity peaked at 115 kn/130 mph still to the east of the Philippines. Meari is also the Korean name for 'Echo'. Later that day Muifa turned northward into an environment of increased wind shear and dissipated 120 nmi south-southwest of Bangkok. , An area of convection with a possible weak low-level circulation center had developed approximately 1,125 km (700 mi) east-southeast of Guam on August 24, and was moving slowly towards the west-northwest. The Pacific typhoon season during 2010 was in fact less active than the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, with only two other occurrences of that happening, 2005 and 2020. By August 12, satellite imagery indicated that Malakas was becoming extratropical. However, on April 24, Kujira resumed a northward track and begin to weaken, and on April 24 was downgraded to tropical depression strength as it made landfall on Kyushu. However, as it tracked erratically westward, it intensified, peaking with 40 kn/50 mph winds on July 14. It became extratropical on May 21 east of Japan, after causing 31 deaths and about $1.3 million in damage. On the 20th, Tropical Depression 25W organized out of this mass and was located just 35 miles southeast of Guam. A reverse-oriented monsoon trough extended from the Philippine Sea northeastward for hundreds of miles spawned a disturbed area around 22N/150E late on August 8. Early on the 7th, Sarika began to weaken as it entered a hostile shearing environment associated with Typhoon Songda's outflow. The 2005 Pacific typhoon season was the least active typhoon season since 2000, producing 23 named storms, of which 13 became typhoons. The season's first typhoon, Yutu, reached typhoon status on May 18, and became the first super typhoon of the year on the next day. Throughout eastern China, Rananim produced torrential rainfall, peaking at 703.5 mm (27.70 in) in Zhejiang, marking a new daily record rainfall in the province. Now moving west-southwest, early on the 22nd Muifa re-strengthened into a 90-kn/105 mph typhoon 440 miles east of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. These names, however, are not in common use outside of the Philippines. The scope of this article is limited to the Pacific Ocean, north of the equator and west of the International Date Line. The 2003 Pacific typhoon season was a slightly below average yearlong period of tropical cyclogenesis exhibiting the development of 45 tropical depressions, of which 21 became named storms; of those, 14 became typhoons.Though every month with the exception of February and March featured tropical activity, most storms developed from May through October. The post-tropical cyclone drifted aimlessly before dissipating well south of the Baja California Peninsula on May 26. . Dianmu became extratropical that night after causing 3 deaths. The number left homeless rose to more than 2400. Tropical Depression Pablo formed deep in the Philippine Sea east of Mindanao, moved westward across that island, thence turning northwestward and emerging into the South China Sea near the Calamian group. At 00:00 UTC on August 23, the cyclone decelerated to a tropical depression while turning west-southwest, and at 18:00 UTC the following day, it further degenerated into a remnant low. 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The name was retired following this year. This season also featured one of the most powerful storms in recorded history. In Japan, the highest rainfall amount was spotted at Tanegashima which recorded 133.5 mm between midday October 26 and 27.  By later that day, the center had become fully exposed with the deep convection being displaced westward over Guam, due to strong outflow from Typhoon Chaba to its north.  By August 9, the system completed an extratropical transition; the remnants of the storm persisted until August 13, at which time it was absorbed by a large, non-tropical low. Tokage made landfall over Japan on October 20, just before becoming extratropical. Some dry air weakened Dianmu as it continued its northward movement, and hit southern Japan as a 55 kn/65 mph tropical storm on June 21. Flooding and mudslides destroyed several homes had their roofs blown off and numerous coconut trees were uprooted still. 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