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Typhoon Trami Hammers Japan; Flights and Trains Canceled in Tokyo

Typhoon Trami is bringing Tokyo to a halt. East Japan Railway Co. suspended all train service in the Japanese capital on Sunday in preparation for the storm, which is hammering the southwest of the country. Flights were canceled at major …

Insured Losses from China’s Typhoon Mangkhut Estimated at US$1B-US$2B: AIR

Industry insured losses from Typhoon Mangkhut in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau will be between US$1 billion and US$2 billion, according to catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide. After making landfall in the Philippines, Typhoon Mangkhut doused a less …

After Spate of Typhoons & Hurricanes, World’s Oceans May Take a Breather

With the remnants of Hurricane Florence wringing out heavy rain through the Appalachians and New England this week, and Typhoon Mangkhut winding down in southern China, it looks like the world’s oceans may take a breather. There are few significant …

Record Numbers of Named Hurricanes Form in Pacific, with Much Quieter Atlantic

Hurricanes in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans follow a see-saw pattern — when one region is down, the other is usually up. And with the Atlantic quiet this year, the Pacific is setting records. There’s been a parade of 14 …

Typhoon Shanshan Moves Past Tokyo, Averting Major Disruption

Typhoon Shanshan spared most parts of Tokyo and is expected to head northward along Japan’s eastern coast, averting major disruption for commuters in and around the capital. The slow-moving storm was located 60 kilometers (38 miles) southeast of Mito in …

Typhoon Shanshan Approaches Tokyo, Slowly

Typhoon Shanshan continued its slow-moving approach toward the Tokyo region, with the tropical storm’s arrival likely to disrupt commuters from Wednesday night through Thursday morning. Authorities are warning that as the typhoon’s approach is unusually slow, its effects may be …

Dust from Sahara Desert Moves West, Puts Brakes on Atlantic Hurricanes

Atlantic storm watchers are going to have a hard time seeing the ocean, never mind any tropical systems, as another Saharan swirl of dust from Africa is moving west. The dust, a marker for dry air, has spread out across …

Typhoon Shanshan Heads Toward Tokyo, as 13th Tropical Storm of Season

Typhoon Shanshan is set to approach the Tokyo area later this week, bringing heavy winds and strong rains to a region suffering from a sweltering heatwave. Shanshan, the 13th tropical storm of the season, is projected to track over the …

Atlantic Hurricane Season Had Early Start, but Fewer Storms Are Expected

The Atlantic hurricane season may have gotten off to an early start this year, but it’ll probably end with a whimper — at least when it comes to the total number of storms. Twelve named storms are likely to form …

Tropical Storm Hits Japan, Heads for Region Still Recovering from Floods

A tropical storm in Japan disrupted transportation and knocked out power to thousands of homes in its path as it headed west toward a region still recovering from devastating rains earlier this month. At least 16 people have been injured, …