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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - HURRICANE SEASON ELSEWHERE
Officially, hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean lasts until the end of this month,
but November is typically pretty quiet in the Atlantic. In one part of the world,
however, hurricane season never really ends. Thatís in the
western Pacific Ocean,
north of the equator, where the water stays warm enough for hurricanes to form in
just about any month.
In that part of the globe, these storms aren't called hurricanes. They're called
typhoons. But like hurricanes, typhoons are given
names by countries that might be
affected, such as Japan, China, and Thailand. Here are images of a few typhoons that
have formed in recent months.
Just two weeks ago,
Typhoon Yagi passed just south of the island of Okinawa,
heading west toward Taiwan. Back in September,
Typhoon Saomai passed
south of Korea, headed toward China. And here's
Supertyphoon Bilis approaching
Taiwan back in August. The prefix "super" is added when a typhoon's winds exceed