Typhoon

Animated satellite image of  Hurricane Dolores (NOAA)

Isn’t A Hurricane In The Pacific Called A Typhoon?

A hurricane, typhoon and cyclone are all the same weather phenomenon, they just have different names depending on their location across the world. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. When the same type of storm is in the Northwest Pacific it is called a “typhoon”. A “cyclone” is located in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean.

07/17/2015

In this composite image provided by NASA, Hurricane Iselle (L) is followed by Hurricane Julio as they approach Hawaii from the east in early August, 2014. (NASA/Jeff Schmaltz/LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response via Getty Images)

Is There Any Difference Between A Typhoon, Hurricane Or Cyclone? And What The Heck Is A Willy-Willy?

Why is the term “typhoon” used near the Asian islands and the term “hurricane” in our area of the world? Thanks so much Roberta! Been watching you for over a decade now!

01/15/2015

Typhoon Hagupit

Hundreds Of Thousands Evacuated As Typhoon Slams Into Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines’ east coast on Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety.

12/06/2014

Mavericks Invitational

Warning For Monster ‘Sneaker Waves’ At Bay Area Beaches As Super Typhoon Nuri’s Effects Linger

“Do not turn your back to the sea”–
Powerful “sneaker waves” and concurrent rip tides will create extremely dangerous conditions at Bay Area beaches Wednesday and Thursday as the remnants of Super Typhoon Nuri send powerful swells toward the California Coast, prompting the National Weather Service to declare a Beach Hazard Warning.

11/12/2014

Brandon Rios  & Manny Pacquiao (credit: Nicky Loh/Getty Images)

Pacquiao Beats Rios In Unanimous Decision

Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios by unanimous decision on Sunday, returning to his winning ways after consecutive losses…

11/23/2013