1950 Pacific typhoon season

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1950 Pacific typhoon season
1950 Pacific typhoon season summary map.png
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formed April 12, 1950
Last system dissipated January 1, 1951
Strongest storm
Name Clara
 • Maximum winds 230 km/h (145 mph)
(1-minute sustained)
 • Lowest pressure 899 hPa (mbar)
Seasonal statistics
Total storms 18
Typhoons 12
Super typhoons 1
Total fatalities 544 total
Total damage Unknown
Related articles
Pacific typhoon seasons
1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952

The 1950 Pacific typhoon season has no official bounds; it ran year-round in 1950, 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 1950 Pacific hurricane season. Tropical Storms formed in the entire west pacific basin were assigned a name by the North Pacific Typhoon Warning Service.

Systems[edit]

Severe Tropical Storm One[edit]

Severe tropical storm (CMA)
CMA TS 1 1950 track.png 
Duration April 12 – April 15
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  984 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Doris[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Doris 1950 track.png 
Duration May 6 – May 14
Peak intensity 240 km/h (150 mph) (1-min)  922 hPa (mbar)

Doris was an intense category 4 Super Typhoon that mostly remained out to sea. It formed on May 6th, peaked as a strong category 4, and then dissipated on May 14. Doris reached a very low pressure of 922 mbar.

Tropical Storm 02W[edit]

Tropical Storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
2-W 1950 track.png 
Duration June 5 – June 9
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (1-min)  997 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Elsie[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Elsie 1950 track.png 
Duration June 22 – June 24
Peak intensity 140 km/h (85 mph) (1-min)  981 hPa (mbar)

CMA Severe Tropical Storm Six[edit]

Severe tropical storm (CMA)
CMA TS 6 1950 track.png 
Duration July 12 – July 15
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (10-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Flossie[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Flossie 1950 track.png 
Duration July 15 – July 19
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (1-min)  993 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Grace[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Grace 1950 track.png 
Duration July 15 – July 22
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (1-min)  981 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Helene[edit]

Tropical Storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Helene 1950 track.png 
Duration July 24 – August 1
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Thirteen[edit]

Tropical storm (CMA)
CMA TS 13 1950 track.png 
Duration August 2 – August 4
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min)  992 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Fifteen[edit]

Tropical storm (CMA)
CMA TS 15 1950 track.png 
Duration August 3 – August 4
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min)  998 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Sixteen[edit]

Tropical Storm (JMA)
CMA TS 16 1950 track.png 
Duration August 4 – August 6
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min)  996 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Ida[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Ida 1950 track.png 
Duration August 9 – August 22
Peak intensity 140 km/h (85 mph) (1-min)  973 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression Twenty[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
CMA TS 20 1950 track.png 
Duration August 10 – August 14
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (10-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

Severe Tropical Storm Twenty-one[edit]

Severe tropical storm (CMA)
CMA TS 21 1950 track.png 
Duration August 11 – August 14
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  980 hPa (mbar)

Severe Tropical Storm Twenty-three[edit]

Tropical Storm (JMA)
CMA TS 23 1950 track.png 
Duration August 14 – August 22
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Jane[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Jane 1950 track.png 
Duration August 29 – September 3
Peak intensity 185 km/h (115 mph) (1-min)  943 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Jane struck the island of Shikoku in Japan on the 3rd of September. Resulting flooding and landslides killed 539 people. [1]

In late August, a depression formed and quickly intensified into a tropical storm and was given the name Jane. The storm drifted west-northwestward and intensified into a typhoon. Jane gradually curved to the north and intensified to a category 2 typhoon. Jane shortly reached category 3 status and peak intensity at 185 km/h (115 mph). The typhoon accelerated to the north-northeast and weakened to a category 2 storm and made landfall in the modern-day Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto area. Jane crossed Kyoto Prefecture and weakened to a tropical storm and crossed the Noto Peninsula and reentered the Sea of Japan and passed just west of Sado Island. The storm struck eastern Aomori Prefecture and crossed the Tsugaru Straits and made a final landfall on the south coast of Hokkaido Prefecture. Jane crossed Hokkaido and dissipated south of the Kuril Islands.

Typhoon Kezia[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Kezia 1950 track.png 
Duration September 4 – September 14
Peak intensity 185 km/h (115 mph) (1-min)  945 hPa (mbar)

On September 13 Typhoon Kezia hit part of the fleet off Kyushu.

P-51 Mustangs belonging to No. 77 Squadron RAAF were grounded at Iwakuni because of the typhoon on September 13 and 14.[1]

Severe Tropical Storm Twenty-six[edit]

Severe tropical storm (CMA)
CMA TS 26 1950 track.png 
Duration September 6 – September 8
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (10-min)  995 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Lucretia[edit]

Tropical Storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Lucretia 1950 track.png 
Duration September 14 – September 19
Peak intensity 100 km/h (65 mph) (1-min)  987 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Missatha[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Missatha 1950 track.png 
Duration September 13 – September 18
Peak intensity 100 km/h (65 mph) (1-min)  984 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Ossia[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Ossia 1950 track.png 
Duration September 27 – October 6
Peak intensity 185 km/h (115 mph) (1-min)  966 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Petie[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
Petie 1950 track.png 
Duration October 18 – October 24
Peak intensity 165 km/h (105 mph) (1-min)  978 hPa (mbar)

Severe Tropical Storm Thirty-five[edit]

Severe tropical storm (CMA)
CMA TS 35 1950 track.png 
Duration October 26 – October 31
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (10-min)  995 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Ruby[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Ruby 1950 track.png 
Duration October 27 – October 31
Peak intensity 185 km/h (115 mph) (1-min)  918 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Billie[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Billie 1950 track.png 
Duration November 4 – November 9
Peak intensity 150 km/h (90 mph) (1-min)  985 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Clara[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
Clara 1950 track.png 
Duration November 4 – November 12
Peak intensity 230 km/h (145 mph) (1-min)  899 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Delilah[edit]

Tropical Storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Delliah 1950 track.png 
Duration November 19 – November 25
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (1-min)  989 hPa (mbar)

This Tropical Storm affected the Philippines.

Severe Tropical Storm Ellen[edit]

Severe tropical storm (CMA)
Ellen 1950 track.png 
Duration December 11 – December 13
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  990 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Fran[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Fran 1950 track.png 
Duration December 26 – January 1
Peak intensity 150 km/h (90 mph) (1-min)  980 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Fran was a late season storm that struck the northern Philippines killing 5 people.[2]

1950 storm names[edit]

The names Delilah, Helene, Jane, Kezia, Lucretia, Missatha, Ossia, and Petie were retired after this year and replaced with Dot, Helen, June, Kathy, Lorna, Marie, Olga, and Pamela.

  • Doris
  • Elsie
  • Flossie
  • Grace
  • Helene
  • Ida
  • Jane
  • Kezia
  • Lucretia
  • Missatha
  • Nancy
  • Ossia
  • Petie
  • Ruby
  • Anita
  • Billie
  • Clara
  • Delilah
  • Ellen
  • Fran

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RAAF Form A.50 - No. 77 Squadron, RAAF - September 1950". AviationHeritage.org. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Pagasa - Dost - Dost Service Institutes

External links[edit]