1963 Pacific typhoon season

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1963 Pacific typhoon season
Season summary map
First system formed March 25, 1963
Last system dissipated December 28, 1963
Strongest storm Judy – 920 hPa (mbar), 280 km/h (175 mph) (1-minute sustained)
Total depressions 36
Total storms 25
Typhoons 19
Super typhoons 8
Total fatalities Unknown
Total damage Unknown
Pacific typhoon seasons
1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965

The 1963 Pacific typhoon season has no official bounds; it ran year-round in 1963, but most tropical cyclones tend to form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean between June and December. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.

The scope of this article is limited to the Pacific Ocean, north of the equator and west of the international date line. Storms that form east of the date line and north of the equator are called hurricanes; see 1963 Pacific hurricane season. Tropical Storms formed in the entire west pacific basin were assigned a name by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Tropical depressions in this basin have the "W" suffix added to their number. 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. This was the first season in which PAGASA assigned local names to typhoons.[1]

Storms[edit]

36 tropical depressions formed this year in the Western Pacific, of which 25 became tropical storms. 19 storms reached typhoon intensity, of which 8 reached super typhoon strength.[2]

Tropical Depression 03W[edit]

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration March 25 – March 26
Peak intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (1-min) 

CMA Tropical Depression 1[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration March 31 – April 6
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Olive[edit]

Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration April 26 – May 5
Peak intensity 230 km/h (145 mph) (1-min)  920 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Polly (Auring)[edit]

Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration May 27 – June 5
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (1-min)  978 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Rose (Bebeng)[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration June 6 – June 14
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min)  992 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Shirley (Karing)[edit]

Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration June 12 – June 20
Peak intensity 260 km/h (160 mph) (1-min)  935 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Trix (Diding)[edit]

Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration June 15 – July 2
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (1-min)  984 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Virginia (Etang)[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 1 – July 9
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min)  990 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Wendy (Herming)[edit]

Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 9 – July 20
Peak intensity 250 km/h (155 mph) (1-min)  930 mbar (hPa)

CMA Tropical Depression 09[edit]

Tropical depression (CMA)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 11 – July 13
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Agnes (Ising)[edit]

Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 15 – July 24
Peak intensity 155 km/h (100 mph) (1-min)  992 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Bess[edit]

Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 25 – August 11
Peak intensity 240 km/h (150 mph) (1-min)  930 mbar (hPa)

On July 27 Tropical Depression 20W formed in the West Pacific. It drifted northward, reaching tropical storm on the 30th before turning to the southwest. Bess turned to the north on August 2, and reached typhoon status early on the 3rd. Bess rapidly intensified to a peak of 150 mph on the 4th, but weakened as it continued northward. On the 9th it struck Japan, and on the 11th Bess became extratropical. At the time, Bess had the longest longevity of a Western Pacific tropical cyclone. Typhoon Bess caused severe damage on the island of Kyūshū. 23 people were killed and 6 were missing.[3]

Tropical Storm 21W[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 29 – August 2
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (1-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Carmen (Luding)[edit]

Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 8 – August 18
Peak intensity 230 km/h (145 mph) (1-min)  930 mbar (hPa)

CMA Tropical Depression 14[edit]

Tropical depression (CMA)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 21 – August 23
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  1001 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Elaine[edit]

Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 23 – August 27
Peak intensity 185 km/h (115 mph) (1-min)  965 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Della[edit]

Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 23 – August 29
Peak intensity 185 km/h (115 mph) (1-min)  975 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Faye (Neneng)[edit]

Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 28 – September 11
Peak intensity 205 km/h (125 mph) (1-min)  960 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Faye struck Hong Kong killing 3 people.[4]

CMA Tropical Depression 17[edit]

Tropical depression (CMA)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 28 – August 31
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  997 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression 26W[edit]

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration August 26 – August 26
Peak intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (1-min) 

CMA Tropical Depression 19[edit]

Tropical depression (CMA)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 1 – September 2
Peak intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (10-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Gloria (Oniang)[edit]

Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 3 – September 15
Peak intensity 250 km/h (155 mph) (1-min)  920 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Gloria, which developed on September 5 in the open waters of the West Pacific, rapidly intensified to a peak of 155 mph on the 9th. It weakened as it continued west-northwestward, and hit extreme northeastern Taiwan on the 11th as a 100 mph typhoon. It caused severe flooding in Northern Taiwan and hundreds of casualties. Gloria continued westward, and hit eastern China that night as an 85 mph typhoon. The storm looped over land to the northeast, and dissipated on the 13th to the east of China. Gloria caused 239 casualties, with 89 missing.

Tropical Storm Hester (Pepang)[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 7 – September 13
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Irma[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 16 – September 19
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (1-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Judy[edit]

Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration September 27 – October 4
Peak intensity 280 km/h (175 mph) (1-min)  920 mbar (hPa)

CMA Tropical Depression 25[edit]

Tropical depression (CMA)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration October 2 – October 3
Peak intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (10-min)  1005 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Kit (Rosing)[edit]

Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration October 3 – October 11
Peak intensity 250 km/h (155 mph) (1-min)  930 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Lola[edit]

Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration October 6 – October 19
Peak intensity 240 km/h (150 mph) (1-min)  943 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Mamie[edit]

Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration October 13 – October 18
Peak intensity 185 km/h (115 mph) (1-min)  965 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Nina[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration October 18 – October 20
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (1-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Ora[edit]

Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration October 22 – October 30
Peak intensity 150 km/h (90 mph) (1-min)  985 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Phyllis (Sisang)[edit]

Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration December 8 – December 15
Peak intensity 140 km/h (85 mph) (1-min)  994 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Rita (Trining)[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration December 15 – December 19
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (1-min)  998 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Susan[edit]

Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration December 18 – December 28
Peak intensity 250 km/h (155 mph) (1-min)  935 mbar (hPa)

1963 storm names[edit]

  • Agnes 18W
  • Bess 20W
  • Carmen 23W
  • Della 25W
  • Elaine 27W
  • Faye 28W
  • Gloria 29W
  • Hester 30W
  • Irma 32W
  • Judy 34W
  • Kit 35W
  • Lola 36W
  • Mamie 37W
  • Nina 38W
  • Ora 39W
  • Phyllis 41W
  • Rita 42W
  • Susan 43W
  • Tess
  • Viola
  • Winnie
  • Alice
  • Betty
  • Cora
  • Doris
  • Elsie
  • Flossie
  • Grace
  • Helen
  • Ida
  • June
  • Kathy
  • Lorna
  • Marie
  • Nancy
  • Olga
  • Pamela
  • Ruby
  • Sally
  • Tilda
  • Violet
  • Wilda
  • Anita
  • Billie
  • Clara
  • Dot
  • Ellen
  • Fran
  • Georgia
  • Hope
  • Iris
  • Joan
  • Kate
  • Louise
  • Marge
  • Nora
  • Opal
  • Patsy
  • Ruth
  • Sarah
  • Thelma
  • Vera
  • Wanda
  • Amy
  • Babe
  • Carla
  • Dinah
  • Emma
  • Freda
  • Gilda
  • Harriet
  • Ivy
  • Jean
  • Kim
  • Lucy
  • Mary
  • Nadine
  • Olive 5W
  • Polly 9W
  • Rose 10W
  • Shirley 11W
  • Trix 12W
  • Virginia 15W
  • Wendy 16W

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.philstar.com/headlines/215695/after-%C2%91harurot%C2%92-%C2%91kabayan%C2%92-%C2%91onyok%C2%92-%C2%91pogi%C2%92-coming
  2. ^ 1963 ATCR TABLE OF CONTENTS
  3. ^ Digital Typhoon: Typhoon List (1963)
  4. ^ Historical Information

External links[edit]