Archive | March 4, 2012

2011 Typhoon Season Recap and Discussion

I was taking a look at some of the statistics for 2011’s Typhoon season and came to realize how violent it really was. Four Super Typhoons and Twenty one named storms.  In the Atlantic that would be on the edge of a record breaking season. Just a reminder of how savage our earth can be and how it can effect the western Pacific and Eastern Asia.

Below is a Chart showing all the storm tracks this past year, let me know if you fall under one of these tracks and what storm it was.  Communicating your stories and how bad some of these storms were is one of the best ways to make people aware and ready for the fast approaching 2012 season.

2011 Pacific typhoon season
Season summary map
First storm formed April 1, 2011
Last storm dissipated January 1, 2012
Strongest storm Songda – 920 hPa (mbar), 195 km/h (120 mph) (10-minute sustained)
Tropical depressions 40
Total storms 21
Typhoons 8
Super typhoons 4 (Unofficial)
Total fatalities 1800 total
Total damage > $4.905 billion (2011 USD)
Pacific typhoon seasons
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012