Portal:Weather/On this day list/December 16

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December 16[edit]

1964: Super Typhoon Opal, the last of a record 39 named storms in the 1964 Pacific typhoon season, dissipated near Hong Kong.

1997: Typhoon Paka struck the island of Guam with winds which may have exceeded 200 mph (320 km/h).

2000: A rare December tornado outbreak killed 12 people in Alabama, including 11 deaths from one F4 tornado in Tuscaloosa.

2011: Tropical Storm Washi made landfall on the Philippine island of Mindanao, causing flash flooding which killed over 1000 people.