[8], The season began early, but did not become active until June, when six storms passed near or over Japan after a ridge weakened. By June 29, the depression had become a remnant low, which was observed as a swirl of clouds for a few more days before dissipating. [9] The JMA estimated peak 10-minute winds of 150 km/h (90 mph),[8] and the JTWC estimated peak 1-minute winds of 215 km/h (135 mph). [104] The typhoon quickly intensified to peak winds of 155 km/h (100 mph). [101] Late on October 27, it strengthened into Tropical Storm Maysak. [22] On May 21, Hagibis became extratropical to the east of Japan after having weakened below typhoon intensity. [55], A tropical wave formed Tropical Depression Nine-E on August 26. [60] The highest amount of rainfall was 6.16 inches (156 mm) at Guadeloupe and Mulege, Baja California Sur. [8][9] It moved generally northwestward due to a ridge to the north,[16] quickly intensifying into Tropical Storm Phanfone by August 12. [3][4] They ultimately overestimated the number of storms that would form. It includes their duration, names, landfall(s), denoted in parentheses, damages, and death totals. [8] The storm produced a record wind gust there of 204 km/h (127 mph),[16] and just south of the city, high waves destroyed several piers and a large boat. 1200 UTC (5 a.m. PDT) – Hurricane Elida weakens into a category 4 hurricane. [9], Heavy rains from the depression affected the southern Philippines, causing flash flooding and landslides. [57], The monsoon trough spawned a tropical depression on July 13, which quickly intensified due to its small size. [8] Despite the broad structure,[101] with an exposed circulation at the peak, the JTWC estimated winds as high as 130 km/h (80 mph), making Bavi a typhoon. This qualifies the 2002 season as near to slightly above normal. ", "Tropical Storm Karina Special Discussion Number 1", NHC 2002 Pacific hurricane season archive, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2002_Pacific_hurricane_season&oldid=990803031, Articles with dead external links from September 2010, Articles which contain graphical timelines, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 1800 UTC (5 a.m. PDT) – Tropical Depression One-E forms 485 miles (900 km) south-southeast of. [8], Before striking Japan, Higos produced strong winds in the Northern Marianas Islands while passing to their north. [92], Reclassified as a typhoon,[8] Ele moved north-northwestward due to a weakness in the ridge to the north. Taiwan had experienced drought conditions prior to earlier Typhoon Rammasun, and additional rainfall from Nakri eliminated all remaining water restrictions. [16][72] The storm destroyed 6,000 houses, mostly in Guangdong, and damage in the country totaled at least $86 million. 0600 UTC (11 p.m. PDT) – Hurricane Fausto weakens into a category 1 hurricane. The first was classified as a depression by the JMA on October 12 in the South China Sea. [9] The day before, another depression formed near the International Date Line. [101], In the central Pacific Ocean, a tropical depression developed in the monsoon trough on October 24 to the south of Hawaii. [85] Rusa also destroyed large areas of crops in the country, which was already affected by ongoing famine conditions. It reached Category 2 intensity late on August 28 and quickly became a major hurricane six hours later. Within the western Pacific Ocean, both the JMA and PAGASA assign names to tropical cyclones that develop in the basin, which can result in a tropical cyclone having two names. The 2005 Pacific typhoon season was the least active typhoon season since 2000, producing 23 named storms, of which 13 became typhoons (including 3 super typhoons).It was an event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation, in which tropical cyclones form in the western Pacific Ocean. [17] An approaching trough weakened the ridge, which turned the storm to the northwest. 0600 UTC (8 p.m. August 27 HST) – Tropical Depression Alika dissipates. It was an event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation, in which tropical cyclones form in the western Pacific Ocean. Moderate shear dispersed the thunderstorms, although the system gradually organized. [9] It weakened while crossing Honshu, and shortly after striking Hokkaidō on October 2, Higos became extratropical. [40], A tropical wave generated into Tropical Depression Six-E on July 23. [9][94], An area of thunderstorms increased near the FSM on September 15 within the monsoon trough. 0000 UTC (5 p.m. PDT) – Tropical Depression Nine-E forms 500 miles (925 km) south of the Baja Peninsula. [60], Iselle threatened parts of southwestern Mexico and warnings and watches were issued for that area. After contributing to the demise of Alika, Ele intensified to winds of 205 km/h (125 mph) before crossing the International Date Line on August 30. The first storm of the season was Tropical Storm Tapah, which formed on January 9 near Palau. 2002 Pacific Typhoon Season. 1200 UTC (5 a.m. PDT) – Tropical Depression Six-E strengthens into Tropical Storm Elida. [105] It formed on December 2,[8] having originated as an area of convection to the east-southeast of Pohnpei in late November. The remnant dissipated over the open ocean about 535 mi (861 km) west of Los Angeles. 1200 UTC (5 a.m. PDT) – Tropical Depression One-E strengthens into Tropical Storm Alma. 1800 UTC (5 a.m. PDT) – Tropical Storm Fausto becomes a hurricane. In 2002, the JTWC began experimenting with five-day forecasts. [10] About 10,000 houses lost power on the island,[31] and high surf killed two sailors. 0000 UTC (5 p.m. PDT) – Hurricane Hernan weakens into a category 2 hurricane. 1200 UTC (5 a.m. PDT) – Tropical Storm Lowell again weakens into a tropical depression. [8] When the typhoon washed a freighter ashore, four people drowned and the remaining fifteen were rescued. With minimal wind shear, it quickly developed a circulation,[101] becoming a tropical depression on October 26. 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