8000 Pacific typhoon season
First storm formed January 9
Last storm dissipated December 29
Strongest storm Dog - 10-min winds: 140 knots, 898 mbar
Total depressions 27
Total storms 27
Total severe storms 24
Total typhoons 19
Total super typhoons 10
Total damages over $985 billion(8000 USD)
Total fatalities >18,532
Super Typhoon Dog was the strongest of the season. JTWC names storms.


Tropical Storm Able

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Counterclockwise vortex
Duration January 9 – January 12
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (10-min)  999 hPa (mbar)
  • 10-min winds: 45 knots, pressure: 999 mbar, storm surge:  2 feet
  • Tropical Depression 01W formed on  January 9. As on January 10, Tropical Depression 01W became a tropical storm and was named Able. Able got stronger and stronger. On January 11 at 12:00 PM PST, Able stopped and attained its peak strength. At 3:00 PM PST, Able weakened to a tropical depression. At 4:00 PM PST, Tropical Depression Able made two landfalls in Japan, one in Tokyo and the other one was unknown. At the same time, Able was located ten miles away from Extra-Tropical Storm Baker. At Midnight between January 11 and January 12