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typhoon nancy (1961)

Super Typhoon Nancy, also known as the 2nd Muroto Typhoon...

wikipedia - 16 Sep 2016
Super Typhoon Nancy, also known as the 2nd Muroto Typhoon (第二室戸台風, Daini-muroto Taifū?), was an extremely powerful tropical cyclone of the 1961 Pacific typhoon season. The system had possibly the strongest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone, tied with Hurricane Patricia of 2015. It caused extensive damage and at least 173 deaths and thousands of injuries in Japan and elsewhere in September 1961.
typhoon nancy (1961)

Is climate change making hurricanes worse? - 19 Sep 2017
The world's records for most intense hurricane (by wind speed) remain tied: Sustained winds of 215 mph for Typhoon Nancy (1961) in the Northwest Pacific Ocean and Hurricane Patricia (2015) in eastern Pacific Ocean. Irma's 185 mph winds were some of ...
typhoon nancy (1961)

Are big storms proof of climate change? Maybe not

Chinadaily USA - 18 Sep 2017
The record holders for sustained winds, by the way, are in the Pacific - 1961's Typhoon Nancy and 2015's Hurricane Patricia - both clocked in at 215 mph. Irma could have set the record for the Atlantic, once all the data are analyzed. The tendency ...
typhoon nancy (1961)

Hurricane Irma shatters multiple records

Rappler - 08 Sep 2017
The runner up is Typhoon Haiyan, which left more than 7,000 people dead or missing in the Philippines and packed winds of nearly 300 km/h for 24 hours in 2013. Category Five tropical storms, the highest level on the Saffir-Simpson scale, produce ...
typhoon nancy (1961)

Hurricane Irma shatters multiple records | SunStar

Sun.Star - 11 Sep 2017
HURRICANE Irma, rampaging across the Caribbean toward the Bahamas and south Florida, is smashing not only homes and hotels but weather records as well. The Category Five super-storm has generated winds averaging 295 kilometers per hour (183 ...
typhoon nancy (1961)

Just How Strong Is Hurricane Irma?

Scientific American - 06 Sep 2017
By the way, hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons are all the same thing; they're just different names used in different regions. “Smaller” hurricanes can still be terribly dangerous and damaging, too; Hurricane Harvey, which just drowned Texas and ...
typhoon nancy (1961)

We may have just seen a truly ominous new weather record

Washington Post - 11 Feb 2016
The first is the simple fact that, as Masters noted, when you pore over our hurricane records, it turns out that the 1961 Pacific typhoon Nancy was also recorded as having 185 knot winds. However, Masters discounted this measurement, writing that “the ...
typhoon nancy (1961)

Extreme Weather: History's Strongest Storms

Sky News - 23 Oct 2015
Super typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, is believed to be the strongest recorded tropical cyclone ever to make landfall, with speeds of 195 mph (314 kmph). Formed on 3 November, 2013, Haiyan originated from a low pressure ...
typhoon nancy (1961)

Was Typhoon Haiyan a Record Storm?

Scientific American (blog) - 17 Nov 2013
Three others had higher sustained winds while out at sea, then weakened before hitting land: Typhoon Nancy in 961, with 215 mph winds; Typhoon Violet in 1961, with 205 mph winds; and Typhoon Ida, in 1958, with 200 mph winds. All three eventually hit ...
typhoon nancy (1961)

Today in History: Saturday, Sept. 16

Manning Live - 25 Sep 2016
1961 – The United States National Hurricane Research Project drops eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther. Wind speed reduces by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury. 1961Typhoon Nancy, with possibly the strongest ...
typhoon nancy (1961)

4 Deadliest Typhoons in History

Global Indonesian Voices ( - 20 Nov 2013
An aerial view of a coastal town, devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, in Samar province in central Philippines November 11, 2013. (Photo source: Reuters/Erik De Castro). Many people consider typhoons and hurricanes as same entities. According to ...
typhoon nancy (1961)

Hurricane Patricia breaks several records - 24 Oct 2015
In an El Nino year, typhoons often reach the Saffir-Simpson category 5. These cyclones have so far provided the most extreme figures: Super Typhoon Nancy (1961), Super Typhoon Violet (1961), and Super Typhoon Ida (1958) all have been listed with winds ...
typhoon nancy (1961)

Where is the Windiest Place on Earth?

St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) - 27 Feb 2016
According to the WMO, the champion on this measure may be 1961's Typhoon Nancy, which formed over the Pacific Ocean and was responsible for over 170 deaths when it hit Japan. Nancy reportedly produced sustained surface wind speeds of 215mph ...
typhoon nancy (1961)

Hurricane Patricia 'Records' Not Real

The Epoch Times - 01 Nov 2015
The most intense TC, as defined by maximum sustained surface wind speed, was Typhoon Nancy in the Northwest Pacific Ocean in 1961. Nancy attained 215 mph. Six TCs between 1959 and 1997 exceeded 190 mph. According to The Weather Channel, ...
typhoon nancy (1961)

Deadliest typhoons in the Philippines - 08 Nov 2013
But the strongest cyclone in history in terms of winds was Super Typhoon Nancy, which whipped Japan in 1961. It packed maximum sustained winds of 346 kph. It made landfall as Category 2. Yolanda, described as an equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane in ...
typhoon nancy (1961)

Did El Niño give Hurricane Patricia more kick?

The Conversation US - 26 Oct 2015
That 1979 typhoon was the most intense ever recorded with a central pressure of 870 mbar. Nor did it include Typhoon Nancy, a 1961 typhoon which holds the record for the highest ever 1 minute sustained wind speed of 215 miles per hour. Read more.

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