1952 Pacific typhoon season

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1952 Pacific typhoon season
1952 Pacific typhoon season summary map.png
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formed June 10, 1952
Last system dissipated January 4, 1953
Strongest storm
Name Wilma
 • Maximum winds 295 km/h (185 mph)
 • Lowest pressure 914 hPa (mbar)
Seasonal statistics
Total storms 29
Typhoons 20
Super typhoons 6
Total fatalities 1070
Total damage Unknown
Related articles
Pacific typhoon seasons
1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954

The 1952 Pacific typhoon season had no official bounds, 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 1952 Pacific hurricane season. Tropical Storms formed in the entire west Pacific basin were assigned a name by the Fleet Weather Center on Guam.

Systems[edit]

Typhoon Charlotte[edit]

Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
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Duration June 10 – June 15
Peak intensity 155 km/h (100 mph) (1-min)  960 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Dinah[edit]

Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Dinah 1952 track.png 
Duration June 19 – June 25
Peak intensity 140 km/h (85 mph) (1-min)  960 hPa (mbar)

On June 23, Dinah struck to the west of the Kanto Region in Japan. 65 people were killed and 70 were missing.[1]

Typhoon Emma[edit]

Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Emma 1952 track.png 
Duration June 28 – July 6
Peak intensity 205 km/h (125 mph) (1-min)  975 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Freda[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Freda 1952 track.png 
Duration July 11 – July 15
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min)  995 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Gilda[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Gilda 1952 track.png 
Duration July 15 – July 20
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Harriet[edit]

Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Harriet 1952 track.png 
Duration July 26 – July 30
Peak intensity 185 km/h (115 mph) (1-min)  980 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Ivy[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Ivy 1952 track.png 
Duration August 2 – August 8
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Jeanne[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Jeanne 1952 track.png 
Duration August 4 – August 7
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (1-min)  985 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Karen[edit]

Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
Karen 1952 track.png 
Duration August 10 – August 20
Peak intensity 155 km/h (100 mph) (1-min)  955 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Lois[edit]

Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Lois 1952 track.png 
Duration August 22 – August 30
Peak intensity 140 km/h (85 mph) (1-min)  975 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Mary[edit]

Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Mary 1952 track.png 
Duration August 29 – September 4
Peak intensity 120 km/h (75 mph) (1-min)  985 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Nona[edit]

Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Nona 1952 track.png 
Duration September 2 – September 8
Peak intensity 150 km/h (90 mph) (1-min)  980 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm 12W[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
12W 1952 track.png 
Duration September 7 – September 14
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (1-min)  995 hPa (mbar)

Super Typhoon Olive[edit]

Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Olive 1952 track.png 
Duration September 13 – September 21
Peak intensity 295 km/h (185 mph) (1-min)  940 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm 14W[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
14W 1952 track.png 
Duration September 16 – September 19
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (1-min)  996 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Polly[edit]

Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Polly 1952 track.png 
Duration September 26 – October 3
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (1-min)  975 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Rose[edit]

Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Rose 1952 track.png 
Duration October 4 – October 10
Peak intensity 150 km/h (90 mph) (1-min)  985 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Shirley[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Shirley 1952 track.png 
Duration October 14 – October 15
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (1-min)  995 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Trix[edit]

Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
Trix 1952 track.png 
Duration October 15 – October 26
Peak intensity 220 km/h (140 mph) (1-min)  965 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Trix struck the central Philippines with winds of 140 mph. Trix struck the Bicol region hard killing 995 people.[2]

Typhoon Vae[edit]

Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Vae 1952 track.png 
Duration October 17 – October 20
Peak intensity 120 km/h (75 mph) (1-min)  974 hPa (mbar)

Super Typhoon Wilma[edit]

Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Wilma 1952 track.png 
Duration October 21 – October 31
Peak intensity 295 km/h (185 mph) (1-min)  914 hPa (mbar)

On October 26, ten people were lost when a USAF WB-29 disappeared during a flight into Super Typhoon Wilma.[3]

Super Typhoon Agnes[edit]

Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Agnes 1952 track.png 
Duration October 28 – November 7
Peak intensity 280 km/h (175 mph) (1-min)  920 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Bess[edit]

Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Bess 1952 track.png 
Duration November 9 – November 16
Peak intensity 185 km/h (115 mph) (1-min)  915 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Carmen[edit]

Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Carmen 1952 track.png 
Duration November 15 – November 22
Peak intensity 205 km/h (125 mph) (1-min)  950 hPa (mbar)

Super Typhoon Della[edit]

Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Della 1952 track.png 
Duration November 22 – November 27
Peak intensity 280 km/h (175 mph) (1-min)  930 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Elaine[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Elaine 1952 track.png 
Duration December 4 – December 6
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Faye[edit]

Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Faye 1952 track.png 
Duration December 16 – December 19
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

Super Typhoon Gloria[edit]

Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Gloria 1952 track.png 
Duration December 16 – December 25
Peak intensity 240 km/h (150 mph) (1-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

Super Typhoon Hester[edit]

Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Hester 1952 track.png 
Duration December 27 – January 4
Peak intensity 295 km/h (185 mph) (1-min)  950 hPa (mbar)

1952 storm names[edit]

The names Jeanne, Lois, Nona, Vae and Wilma were retired after this year. They were replaced with Jean, Lucille, Nadine, Virginia and Wendy.

  • Charlotte
  • Dinah
  • Emma
  • Freda
  • Gilda
  • Harriet
  • Ivy
  • Jeanne
  • Karen
  • Lois
  • Mary
  • Nona
  • Olive
  • Polly
  • Rose
  • Shirley
  • Trix
  • Vae
  • Wilma
  • Agnes
  • Bess
  • Carmen
  • Della
  • Elaine
  • Faye
  • Gloria
  • Hester

See also[edit]

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