1. Typhoon News Weblog 2004

"Typhoon News Weblog" is a specialized blog that aims to summarize various typhoon-related information such as narattives, meteorological references such as satellite images, links to other web sites, and the meaning of typhoon names. At the same time, automatic summarization of mass media news are also provided at Typhoon News Topics. And meteorological satellite images introduced in the weblog are listed in Typhoon Wallpaper Images.

Summary of Typhoons in 2004 2005-07-03
We updated the AMeDAS Statistics for 2004 data, so this is a good chance to reanalyze typhoons that approached Japan during 2004 by searching Typhoon Disaster Information Database. Here we compare he...[More..]
Typhoon 200429 (NORU) 2004-12-19
Typhoon NORU was born in Mariana Islands. It is forecast to pass near Saipan and turn eastward. [More..]
Typhoon 200428 (TALAS) 2004-12-18
Typhoon TALAS is a poor weak typhoon that might be almost died, but surprisingly it is surviving. Without attracting much attention, it broke the record of longest lifetime among typhoons whose minim...[More..]
Typhoon 200427 (NANMADOL) 2004-12-05
Typhoon NANMADOL broke the record as the 15th typhoon that approach near Okinawa this year, and died away after changing into an extratropical cyclone. After that, however, an extratropical cyclone t...[More..]
Typhoon 200426 (MERBOK) 2004-11-25
Typhoon MERBOK disappeared just after it was born, but the damage in Philippines by this typhoon and the previous one, Typhoon MUIFA, was by no means small, as many as 61 people were killed, and more...[More..]
Typhoon 200425 (MUIFA) 2004-11-29
Typhoon MUIFA gave a destructive impact on Vietnam. Floods and landslides by the typhoon killed about 40 people and 40 more people are still missing. There are also many villages in the mountains whi...[More..]
Typhoon 200424 (NOCK-TEN) 2004-10-25
Typhoon NOCK-TEN is moving along the east coast of Taiwan. It already passed its peak intensity, but still has very active clouds to bring heavy rainfall over Yonaguni-jima and Yaeyama. According to ...[More..]
Typhoon 200423 (TOKAGE) 2004-10-21
Typhoon TOKAGE looks as if it shattered into pieces over Chubu mountainous area, but the number of death and missing is still increasing, and the human damage reached a level next to that of Typhoon ...[More..]
Typhoon 200422 (MA-ON) 2004-10-10
Typhoon MA-ON has made landfall on Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture, and passed through Kanto District to the Pacific Ocean. The maximum gust of 67.6m/s was recorded at Irozaki, Izu Peninsula, the ...[More..]
Typhoon 200421 (MEARI) 2004-9-30
Typhoon MEARI became an extratropical cyclone just after it traversed across Tohoku Region. The amount of rainfall by this typhoon was far more than the initial estimate especially in Kii Peninsula a...[More..]
Typhoon 200420 (HAIMA) 2004-9-12
Typhoon HAIMA was born. It will move from Taiwan to the southeastern part of China, but it is not expected to intensify into a strong typhoon at this moment. [More..]
Typhoon 200419 (SARIKA) 2004-9-6
Typhoon SARIKA looks like just following the track of Typhoon SONGDA. This indicates that the atmospheric condition of this place has not changed significantly from a few days ago when Typhoon SONGDA...[More..]
Typhoon 200418 (SONGDA) 2004-9-9
Typhoon SONGDA brought about destructive strong winds. According to a temporary report issued by Japan Meteorological Agency, as many as five observation points in Hokkaido ranked in the list of 20 p...[More..]
Typhoon 200417 (AERE) 2004-8-25
Typhoon AERE moved so slow that Sakishima Islands stayed within the area of very strong winds for about two days. The affect of the typhoon is also severe in Taiwan all over the country. Economic act...[More..]
Typhoon 200416 (CHABA) 2004-9-1
Typhoon CHABA made the second landfall around Tomakomai City in Hokkaido, and later downgraded into an extratropical cyclone yesterday. It seems that the typhoon dodged through that narrow Tsugaru Ka...[More..]
Typhoon 200415 (MEGI) 2004-8-20
Typhoon MEGI made landfall at Aomori Prefecture, and then became an extratropical cyclone off the east coast of Hokkaido. In Tohoku province, strong winds are especially destructive that lead to exte...[More..]
Typhoon 200414 (MALAKAS) 2004-8-11
Typhoon MALAKAS was born. It is expected that Japan will not see any effect of the typhoon. [More..]
Typhoon 200413 (RANANIM) 2004-8-17
The damage of Zhejiang Province by Typhoon RANANIM amounts to at least 164 killed, 24 missing and estimated damage at more than 18.1 billion yuan. This is the worst storm to give damage to mainland C...[More..]
Typhoon 200412 (MERANTI) 2004-8-4
Typhoon MERANTI was born in the far east of Japan in the Pacific Ocean. This is the second (!) typhoon genesis today. [More..]
Typhoon 200411 (MALOU) 2004-8-4
Typhoon MALOU was born just in south of Japan Archipelago, which is in the northern side of 30 degree latitude. It is forecast to make landfall at Shikoku as soon as tonight. Although this is a tiny ...[More..]
Typhoon 200410 (NAMTHEUN) 2004-8-2
Typhoon NAMTHEUN was downgraded to a tropical depression, but Shikoku is still suffering from heavy rainfall. Some points recorded more than 1200mm of rain, which is a torrential rain comparable to t...[More..]
Typhoon 200409 (KOMPASU) 2004-7-14
Typhoon KOMPASU was born in south of Okinawa. This typhoon is a relatively small typhoon at this moment, and it is not forecast to develop significantly. However, it will approach to Taiwan, where Ty...[More..]
Typhoon 200408 (TINGTING) 2004-6-30
Typhoon TINGTING is now approaching to Ogasawara Islands. According to AMeDAS data at Chichi-jima (Ogasawara), the barometric pressure is dropping down, and the wind speed is increasing. It seems tha...[More..]
Typhoon 200407 (MINDULLE) 2004-7-6
Disaster information in Taiwan related to Typhoon MINDULLE is still being updated actively. The number of death and missing amounts to about 30, and it is said that the storm has brought southern Tai...[More..]
Typhoon 200406 (DIANMU) 2004-6-21
Typhoon DIANMU has passed through Shikoku and Kinki Region. Today extremely heavy rain and winds are observed especially in the east of the typhoon track. Here in Tokyo in the evening, an uncomfortab...[More..]
Typhoon 200405 (CHANTHU) 2004-6-11
Typhoon CHANTHU was born in the west of Philippines in South China Sea. It is forecast to keep moving westward to Vietnam. [More..]
Typhoon 200404 (CONSON) 2004-6-10
Today, a typhoon information aggregation site based on the trackback, "Eyes on the Typhoon" (eye.tc), was experimentally opened. Initial errors may still be found, but I especially wish to receive tr...[More..]
Typhoon 200403 (OMAIS) 2004-5-20
Typhoon OMAIS started to follow a strange track, and the forecast also indicates a zigzag track. Will the typhoon start "wandering around" as the name stands for? [More..]
Typhoon 200402 (NIDA) 2004-5-21
Typhoon NIDA has passed near Hachijojima Island. From now on, it is moving away from Japan, but warnings are still being issued on heavy rain and high waves in some places. [More..]
Typhoon 200401 (SUDAL) 2004-4-14
The eye of Typhoon Sudal exceeds the giant size of about 100km in diameter, and the size has been kept up for a few days, but it looks weakened as the typhoon moves northward. The typhoon is forecast...[More..]
2004 Cyclone IVY 2004-02-26
In Melanesia, Tropical Cyclone IVY is intensifying and just passing over Vanuatu to strike the capital of Port Vila. This cyclone is then predicted to move off New Caledonia and head south to New Zea...[More..]
2004 Cyclone HETA 2004-1-6
Samoa has some damage due to high waves and gale force winds. This cyclone is forecast to move southeastward toward Tonga and Niue. [More..]