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Western Pacific Typhoon Season 2018

Cyclone Effects Run Deep
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Cyclone Effects Run Deep

Hurricanes and typhoons cause vast amounts of heat to sink into the sea, which might have implications for seasonal and long-term climate.

Published Dec 4, 2018

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Looking Into the Eye of Yutu
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Looking Into the Eye of Yutu

A stroke of luck brought the CloudSat radar directly over the center of one of the strongest typhoons of the year.

Published Nov 2, 2018

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Yutu Hits the Philippines
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Yutu Hits the Philippines

The category 2 typhoon brought soaking rain and landslides.

Published Oct 30, 2018

Atmosphere Land Severe Storms Human Presence

Super Typhoon Yutu
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Super Typhoon Yutu

In just 30 hours, the cyclone grew from tropical storm to category 5 monster. It may be the strongest storm to ever hit the Northern Mariana Islands, a territory of the United States.

Published Oct 24, 2018

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Typhoon Trami Takes Aim at Japan
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Typhoon Trami Takes Aim at Japan

As the storm turns toward Japan, the country’s meteorological agency warns of the potential for heavy winds, rain, landslides, and flooding.

Published Sep 29, 2018

Image of the Day Atmosphere Severe Storms Human Presence

Super Typhoon Trami
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Super Typhoon Trami

The storm barreled across the Western Pacific basin, visible east of Taiwan in this nighttime image.

Published Sep 25, 2018

Atmosphere Severe Storms

Typhoon Soulik
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Typhoon Soulik

Two typhoons lined up in the Northwest Pacific Basin, tracking northwest toward Japan.

Published Aug 20, 2018

Atmosphere Severe Storms

Typhoon Shanshan Approaches Japan
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Typhoon Shanshan Approaches Japan

A strong typhoon is projected to make landfall near Tokyo in August 2018, bringing rains to a country already hit by torrential flooding this summer.

Published Aug 7, 2018

Atmosphere Severe Storms