1969 Pacific Typhoon Season
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1969 Pacific Typhoon Season
1969 Pacific typhoon season
1969 Pacific typhoon season summary map.png
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formedJanuary 16, 1969
Last system dissipatedDecember 30, 1969
Strongest storm
NameElsie
 o Maximum winds280 km/h (175 mph)
(1-minute sustained)
 o Lowest pressure895 hPa (mbar)
Seasonal statistics
Total depressions61
Total storms23
Typhoons13
Super typhoons2 (unofficial)
Total fatalities1,177
Total damageUnknown
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The 1969 Pacific typhoon season was the fourth 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.

Systems

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

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJanuary 16 - January 24
Peak intensity155 km/h (100 mph) (1-min)  965 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Rita

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationMarch 6 - March 9
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (1-min)  995 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Susan (Atring)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationApril 15 - April 26
Peak intensity195 km/h (120 mph) (1-min)  940 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression Bining

Tropical depression (PAGASA)
DurationMay 3 - May 5
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 

Typhoon Tess (Kuring)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 6 - July 12
Peak intensity130 km/h (80 mph) (1-min)  970 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Viola (Elang)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 20 - July 30
Peak intensity240 km/h (150 mph) (1-min)  900 hPa (mbar)

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, China, where it made the landfall.

Tropical Depression Daling

Tropical depression (JMA)
DurationJuly 21 - July 25
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  1000 hPa (mbar)

Severe Tropical Storm Winnie (Goring)

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 26 - August 2
Peak intensity95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min)  988 hPa (mbar)

Severe Tropical Storm Alice

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 1 - August 5
Peak intensity85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min)  985 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Betty (Huling)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 4 - August 10
Peak intensity130 km/h (80 mph) (1-min)  960 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Cora (Ibiang)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 12 - August 23
Peak intensity155 km/h (100 mph) (1-min)  935 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Doris

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 29 - September 3
Peak intensity120 km/h (75 mph) (1-min)  975 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 12W

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 4 - September 10
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  998 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression Luming

Tropical depression (JMA)
DurationSeptember 3 - September 8
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  1004 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 11W

Tropical depression (CMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 8 - September 15
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  992 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 13W (Miling)

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 9 - September 14
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  996 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Elsie (Narsing)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 16 - September 28
Peak intensity280 km/h (175 mph) (1-min)  895 hPa (mbar)

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.

Typhoon Flossie (Openg)

Typhoon (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 27 - October 9
Peak intensity110 km/h (70 mph) (1-min)  960 hPa (mbar)

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

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 28 - October 8
Peak intensity175 km/h (110 mph) (1-min)  940 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 17W

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 30 - October 1
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)  1002 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Helen

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationOctober 5 - October 13
Peak intensity195 km/h (120 mph) (1-min)  930 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Ida

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationOctober 14 - October 24
Peak intensity215 km/h (130 mph) (1-min)  915 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon June (Pining)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationOctober 26 - November 5
Peak intensity195 km/h (120 mph) (1-min)  940 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Kathy (Rubing)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationNovember 2 - November 9
Peak intensity205 km/h (125 mph) (1-min)  925 hPa (mbar)

Severe Tropical Storm Lorna (Saling)

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationNovember 23 - November 30
Peak intensity95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min)  985 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Marie

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationDecember 18 - December 21
Peak intensity95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min)  995 hPa (mbar)

Storm names

International

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

Philippines

Atring Bining Kuring Daling Elang
Goring Huling Ibiang Luming Miling
Narsing Openg Pining Rubing Saling
Tasing (unused) Unding (unused) Walding (unused) Yeyeng (unused)
Auxiliary list
Anding (unused)
Binang (unused) Kadiang (unused) Dinang (unused) Epang (unused) Gundang (unused)

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration uses its own naming scheme for tropical cyclones in their area of responsibility. PAGASA assigns names to tropical depressions that form within their area of responsibility and any tropical cyclone that might move into their area of responsibility. Should the list of names for a given year prove to be insufficient, names are taken from an auxiliary list, the first 6 of which are published each year before the season starts. Names not retired from this list will be used again in the 1973 season. This is the same list used for the 1965 season. PAGASA uses its own naming scheme that starts in the Filipino alphabet, with names of Filipino female names ending with "ng" (A, B, K, D, etc.). Names that were not assigned/going to use are marked in gray.

Season effects

This table will list all the storms that developed in the northwestern Pacific Ocean west of the International Date Line and north of the equator during 1969. It will include their intensity, duration, name, areas affected, deaths, missing persons (in parentheses), and damage totals. Classification and intensity values will be based on estimations conducted by the JMA, however due to lack of information around this time sustained winds were recorded by the JTWC. All damage figures will be in 1969 USD. Damages and deaths from a storm will include when the storm was a precursor wave or an extratropical low.

Name Dates active Peak classification Sustained
wind speeds
Pressure Areas affected Damage
(USD)
Deaths Refs
Phyllis January 16-24 Typhoon 155 km/h (95 mph) 965 hPa (28.50 inHg) Micronesia None None
TD February 22-23 Tropical depression Not specified 1,002 hPa (29.59 inHg) Caroline Islands None None
Rita March 6-9 Tropical storm 75 km/h (45 mph) 995 hPa (29.38 inHg) Micronesia None None
Susan (Atring) April 15-26 Typhoon 195 km/h (120 mph) 940 hPa (27.76 inHg) Caroline Islands, Philippines Unknown Unknown
Bining May 3-5 Tropical depression 45 km/h (30 mph) Not specified Philippines None None
TD May 9-10 Tropical depression Not specified 1,010 hPa (29.83 inHg) None None None
Tess (Kuring) July 6-12 Typhoon 130 km/h (80 mph) 970 hPa (28.64 inHg) Philippines, Vietnam Unknown Unknown
TD July 10-17 Tropical depression Not specified 1,004 hPa (29.65 inHg) Caroline Islands, Philippines None None
TD July 11-12 Tropical depression Not specified 1,008 hPa (29.77 inHg) None None None
TD July 13-15 Tropical depression Not specified 1,008 hPa (29.77 inHg) None None None
TD July 14-18 Tropical depression Not specified 1,004 hPa (29.65 inHg) Philippines, Vietnam None None
TD July 15 Tropical depression Not specified 1,008 hPa (29.77 inHg) Vietnam None None
TD July 16 Tropical depression Not specified 1,009 hPa (29.80 inHg) None None None
Viola (Elang) July 20-30 Typhoon 240 km/h (150 mph) 900 hPa (26.58 inHg) Philippines, Taiwan, China Unknown >1,000
Daling July 21-25 Tropical depression 55 km/h (35 mph) 1,000 hPa (29.53 inHg) South China None None
Winnie (Goring) July 26 - August 2 Severe tropical storm 95 km/h (60 mph) 985 hPa (29.09 inHg) None None None
TD July 26-29 Tropical depression Not specified 1,008 hPa (29.77 inHg) Caroline Islands None None
TD July 28-30 Tropical depression Not specified 1,008 hPa (29.77 inHg) None None None
Alice August 1-5 Severe tropical storm 85 km/h (55 mph) 985 hPa (29.09 inHg) Japan None None
TD August 1 Tropical depression Not specified 1,000 hPa (29.53 inHg) None None None
Betty (Huling) August 4-10 Typhoon 140 km/h (85 mph) 960 hPa (28.35 inHg) Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, East China Unknown Unknown
TD August 4-5 Tropical depression Not specified 1,000 hPa (29.53 inHg) Taiwan None None
Cora (Ibiang) August 12-23 Typhoon 155 km/h (95 mph) 935 hPa (27.61 inHg) Caroline Islands, Ryukyu Islands, Japan Unknown Unknown
Doris August 29 - September 3 Typhoon 120 km/h (75 mph) 975 hPa (28.79 inHg) Vietnam, Laos Unknown Unknown
TD August 29 Tropical depression Not specified 1,008 hPa (29.77 inHg) Caroline Islands None None
TD September 2-3 Tropical depression Not specified 1,008 hPa (29.77 inHg) None None None
TD September 3-6 Tropical depression Not specified 1,004 hPa (29.65 inHg) Palau None None
Luming September 3-8 Tropical depression 55 km/h (35 mph) 1,004 hPa (29.65 inHg) Philippines None None
12W September 4-10 Tropical depression 55 km/h (35 mph) 998 hPa (29.47 inHg) Philippines None None
TD September 7-11 Tropical depression Not specified 998 hPa (29.47 inHg) Ryukyu Islands None None
11W September 8-15 Tropical depression 55 km/h (35 mph) 992 hPa (29.29 inHg) Philippines, Taiwan None None
13W (Miling) September 9-14 Tropical depression 55 km/h (35 mph) 996 hPa (29.41 inHg) Philippines, Taiwan None None
TD September 13-18 Tropical depression Not specified 1,004 hPa (29.65 inHg) None None None
Elsie (Narsing) September 16-28 Typhoon 280 km/h (175 mph) 895 hPa (26.43 inHg) Mariana Islands, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, China Unknown 102
TD September 16-20 Tropical depression Not specified 1,004 hPa (29.65 inHg) Vietnam None None
TD September 18-20 Tropical depression Not specified 1,000 hPa (29.53 inHg) None None None
TD September 20-23 Tropical depression Not specified 1,008 hPa (29.77 inHg) None None None
TD September 23-26 Tropical depression Not specified 1,006 hPa (29.71 inHg) None None None
Flossie (Openg) September 27 - October 9 Typhoon 110 km/h (70 mph) 960 hPa (28.35 inHg) Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands Unknown 75
Grace September 28 - October 8 Typhoon 175 km/h (110 mph) 940 hPa (27.76 inHg) None None None
17W September 30 - October 1 Tropical depression 55 km/h (35 mph) 1,002 hPa (29.59 inHg) Philippines None None
TD October 3-10 Tropical depression Not specified 1,006 hPa (29.71 inHg) None None None
TD October 3-5 Tropical depression Not specified 1,006 hPa (29.71 inHg) None None None
TD October 4-5 Tropical depression Not specified 1,008 hPa (29.77 inHg) Mariana Islands None None
Helen October 5-13 Typhoon 195 km/h (120 mph) 930 hPa (27.46 inHg) Mariana Islands None None
TD October 7-11 Tropical depression Not specified 1,008 hPa (29.77 inHg) None None None
Ida October 14-24 Typhoon 215 km/h (135 mph) 915 hPa (27.02 inHg) Mariana Islands None None
TD October 16-17 Tropical depression Not specified 1,008 hPa (29.77 inHg) None None None
TD October 25-28 Tropical depression Not specified 1,006 hPa (29.71 inHg) Caroline Islands None None
June (Pining) October 26 - November 5 Typhoon 195 km/h (120 mph) 940 hPa (27.76 inHg) None None None
TD October 31 - November 1 Tropical depression Not specified 1,004 hPa (29.65 inHg) Philippines None None
Kathy (Rubing) November 2-5 Typhoon 205 km/h (125 mph) 925 hPa (27.32 inHg) Caroline Islands None None
TD November 13-14 Tropical depression Not specified 1,006 hPa (29.71 inHg) Caroline Islands None None
TD November 19-21 Tropical depression Not specified 1,006 hPa (29.71 inHg) Philippines None None
TD November 21-27 Tropical depression Not specified 1,002 hPa (29.59 inHg) None None None
Lorna (Saling) November 23-30 Severe tropical storm 95 km/h (60 mph) 985 hPa (29.09 inHg) Philippines None None
TD December 1-5 Tropical depression Not specified 1,010 hPa (29.83 inHg) None None None
TD December 11 Tropical depression Not specified 1,006 hPa (29.71 inHg) None None None
Marie December 18-21 Tropical storm 75 km/h (45 mph) 996 hPa (29.41 inHg) Mariana Islands None None
TD December 23-24 Tropical depression Not specified 1,010 hPa (29.83 inHg) None None None
TD December 27-30 Tropical depression Not specified 1,008 hPa (29.77 inHg) Palau None None
Season aggregates
61 systems January 16 - December 30 280 km/h (175 mph) 895 hPa (26.43 inHg) >$216 million >1,077

See also

References

  1. ^ Hirotaka Kamahori (March 2012). The Inactive Typhoon Season of 2010 (PDF) (Report). Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved .

External links


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