1969 Pacific typhoon season

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1969 Pacific typhoon season
Season summary map
First system formed January 16, 1969
Last system dissipated December 21, 1969
Strongest storm Elsie – 895 hPa (mbar), 280 km/h (175 mph) (1-minute sustained)
Tropical depressions 34
Total storms 23
Typhoons 13
Super typhoons 2
Total fatalities Unknown
Total damage Unknown
Pacific typhoon seasons
1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971

The 1969 Pacific typhoon season was the third least-active season on record.[1] The season had no official bounds; it ran year-round in 1969, 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 1969 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.

Storms[edit]

34 tropical depressions formed this year in the Western Pacific, of which 23 became tropical storms. 13 storms reached typhoon intensity, of which 2 reached super typhoon strength.

Typhoon Phyllis[edit]

Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
Duration January 16 – January 24
Peak intensity 155 km/h (100 mph) (1-min)  965 mbar (hPa)

CMA Tropical Depression 02[edit]

Tropical depression (CMA]])
Duration February 21 – February 23
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  998 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Rita[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration March 6 – March 11
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (1-min)  995 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Susan (Atring)[edit]

Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Duration April 15 – April 26
Peak intensity 195 km/h (120 mph) (1-min)  940 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression Bining[edit]

Tropical depression (PAGASA)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration May 3 – May 5
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 

Typhoon Tess (Kuring)[edit]

Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Duration July 6 – July 12
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (1-min)  970 mbar (hPa)

CMA Tropical Depression 06[edit]

Tropical depression (CMA]])
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration July 15 – July 15
Peak intensity 45 km/h (25 mph) (10-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Viola (Elang)[edit]

Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Duration July 20 – July 30
Peak intensity 240 km/h (150 mph) (1-min)  900 mbar (hPa)

Large Super Typhoon Viola, which formed on July 22 east of the Philippines, brushed northern Luzon with winds of 150 mph on the 26th. It continued to the northwest, and weakened due to lack of inflow. Viola hit southeastern China as a minimal typhoon on the 28th, and dissipated the next day. The typhoon caused more than 1000 deaths in and around Shantou, Guangdong, where it made the landfall.

Tropical Depression Daling[edit]

Tropical depression (PAGASA)
Duration July 22 – July 25
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  1000 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Winnie (Goring)[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration July 26 – August 2
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min)  988 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Alice[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration August 1 – August 5
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min)  985 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Betty (Huling)[edit]

Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Duration August 4 – August 10
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (1-min)  960 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Cora (Ibiang)[edit]

Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
Duration August 12 – August 23
Peak intensity 155 km/h (100 mph) (1-min)  935 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Doris[edit]

Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Duration August 29 – September 3
Peak intensity 120 km/h (75 mph) (1-min)  975 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Luming[edit]

Tropical storm (PAGASA)
Duration September 5 – September 8
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  998 mbar (hPa)

CMA Tropical Depression 15[edit]

Tropical depression (CMA]])
Duration September 4 – September 6
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  1003 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression 11W (Milling)[edit]

Tropical depression (PAGASA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration September 7 – September 13
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  995 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression 12W[edit]

Tropical depression (HKO]])
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Duration September 8 – September 10
Peak intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (10-min)  996 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Depression 13W[edit]

Tropical depression (HKO]])
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration September 10 – September 14
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  992 mbar (hPa)

CMA Tropical Depression 19[edit]

Tropical depression (CMA]])
Duration September 14 – September 17
Peak intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (10-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Super Typhoon Elsie (Narsing)[edit]

Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Duration September 16 – September 28
Peak intensity 280 km/h (175 mph) (1-min)  895 mbar (hPa)

On September 19, Tropical Depression 14W formed over the open Western Pacific. It tracked almost due westward, becoming a tropical storm on the 20th and a typhoon on the 21st. Elsie continued to intensify, and reached a peak of 175 mph winds on the 24th. After peaking, the typhoon steadily weakened as it moved westward. On the 26th 105 mph Typhoon Elsie hit northern Taiwan, and a day later hit eastern China. After drifting northward, Elsie dissipated over China on September 28. The typhoon killed 102 people, with 24 missing and 227 injured from the system.

CMA Tropical Depression 21[edit]

Tropical depression (CMA]])
Duration September 18 – September 19
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  998 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Flossie (Openg)[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration September 27 – October 9
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (1-min)  960 mbar (hPa)

Just days after Elsie hit Taiwan, Tropical Storm Flossie approached Taiwan. From October 1 to the 5th, it drifted northward offshore of the island. It accelerated to the northeast, and became extratropical on the 10th east of Japan. Flossie's heavy rains left 75 people dead.

Typhoon Grace[edit]

Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
Duration September 28 – October 8
Peak intensity 175 km/h (110 mph) (1-min)  940 mbar (hPa)

CMA Tropical Depression 24[edit]

Tropical depression (CMA]])
Duration October 4 – October 4
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Helen[edit]

Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Duration October 5 – October 13
Peak intensity 195 km/h (120 mph) (1-min)  930 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Ida[edit]

Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
Duration October 14 – October 24
Peak intensity 215 km/h (130 mph) (1-min)  915 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon June (Pining)[edit]

Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Duration October 26 – November 5
Peak intensity 195 km/h (120 mph) (1-min)  940 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Kathy (Rubing)[edit]

Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Duration November 2 – November 9
Peak intensity 205 km/h (125 mph) (1-min)  925 mbar (hPa)

CMA Severe Tropical Storm 29[edit]

Severe tropical storm (CMA]])
Duration November 21 – November 26
Peak intensity 90 km/h (55 mph) (10-min)  1002 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Lorna (Saling)[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration November 23 – December 1
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min)  985 mbar (hPa)

CMA Tropical Depression 31[edit]

Tropical depression (CMA]])
Duration December 2 – December 3
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  1004 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Marie[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Duration December 18 – December 21
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min)  995 mbar (hPa)

1969 storm names[edit]

Western North Pacific tropical cyclones were named by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. The first storm of 1969 was named Phyllis and the final one was named Marie.

  • Agnes
  • Bonnie
  • Carmen
  • Della
  • Elaine
  • Faye
  • Gloria
  • Hester
  • Irma
  • Judy
  • Kit
  • Lola
  • Mamie
  • Nina
  • Ora
  • Phyllis 1W
  • Rita 2W
  • Susan 3W
  • Tess 4W
  • Viola 5W
  • Winnie 6W
  • Alice 7W
  • Betty 8W
  • Cora 9W
  • Doris 10W
  • Elsie 14W
  • Flossie 15W
  • Grace 16W
  • Helen 18W
  • Ida 19W
  • June 20W
  • Kathy 21W
  • Lorna 22W
  • Marie 23W
  • Nancy
  • Olga
  • Pamela
  • Ruby
  • Sally
  • Therese
  • 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
  • Polly
  • Rose
  • Shirley
  • Trix
  • Virginia
  • Wendy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hirotaka Kamahori (March 2012) (PDF). The Inactive Typhoon Season of 2010 (Report). Japan Meteorological Agency. http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/jma-eng/jma-center/rsmc-hp-pub-eg/techrev/text14-1.pdf. Retrieved 2012-04-20.

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