1990 Pacific typhoon season

The 1990 Pacific typhoon season was another active season. It has no official bounds; it ran year-round in 1990, but most tropical cyclones tend to form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean between May and November.[1] These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.

1990 Pacific typhoon season
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formedJanuary 12, 1990
Last system dissipatedDecember 23, 1990
Strongest storm
  Maximum winds220 km/h (140 mph)
(10-minute sustained)
  Lowest pressure890 hPa (mbar)
Seasonal statistics
Total depressions41
Total storms29
Super typhoons4 (unofficial)
Total fatalities1,608
Total damage> $5.25 billion (1990 USD)
Related articles

The scope of this article is limited to the Pacific Ocean, north of the equator and west of the international date line. Storms that form east of the date line and north of the equator are called hurricanes; see 1990 Pacific hurricane season. Tropical Storms formed in the entire west Pacific basin were assigned a name by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Tropical depressions in this basin have the "W" suffix added to their number. Tropical depressions that enter or form in the Philippine area of responsibility are assigned a name by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA. This can often result in the same storm having two names.

Season summary

Typhoon Page (1990)Typhoon MikeTyphoon Hattie (1990)Typhoon Gene (1990)Typhoon Flo (1990)Typhoon Abe (1990)Typhoon Zola (1990)Typhoon Yancy (1990)Tropical Storm Winona (1990)Typhoon Ofelia (1990)


41 tropical cyclones formed this year in the Western Pacific, of which 31 became tropical storms. 19 storms reached typhoon intensity, of which 4 reached super typhoon strength.

Severe Tropical Storm Koryn

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJanuary 12 – January 17
Peak intensity100 km/h (65 mph) (10-min) 980 hPa (mbar)

On January 12, both the JMA and the JTWC identified a tropical depression in the northwest Pacific Ocean. The depression intensified over the period of a day to become a tropical storm on January 13, when it received the name Koryn from the JTWC. According to them, but not the JMA, Koryn reached typhoon strength on January 15, when it peaked in intensity. The storm then weakened quite rapidly until it became extratropical on January 17, at 0000 UTC.

Tropical Storm Lewis

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationApril 28 – May 4
Peak intensity65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min) 998 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Lewis was a minimal tropical storm that only held said intensity for two days.

Typhoon Marian

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationMay 15 – May 19
Peak intensity130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min) 965 hPa (mbar)

Marian was a typhoon over the South China Sea.

CMA Tropical Depression 04

Tropical depression (CMA)
DurationMay 20 – May 23
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 1000 hPa (mbar)

CMA Tropical Depression 05

Tropical depression (CMA)
DurationMay 24 – May 28
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 1000 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 04W

Tropical depression (HKO)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
DurationJune 14 – June 16
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 995 hPa (mbar)

4W was short-lived.

Severe Tropical Storm Nathan (Akang)

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationJune 14 – June 19
Peak intensity100 km/h (65 mph) (10-min) 980 hPa (mbar)

A tropical disturbance trekked across the Philippines in mid June, upon entering the South China Sea a depression formed. The depression was upgraded to Tropical Storm Nathan on June 16. Tropical Storm Nathan reached peak intensity of 65 mph (100 km/h) shortly before striking Hainan Island. In the South China Sea the Chinese ship Tien Fu sank killing 4 people. In southern China torrential rains caused flooding in Guangdong Province killing 10 people, two people drowned in Macau due to high waves. Tropical Storm Nathan then continued northwestwards making a final landfall near the Vietnam/China border.[2]

Typhoon Ofelia (Bising)

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJune 16 – June 25
Peak intensity120 km/h (75 mph) (10-min) 970 hPa (mbar)

The monsoon trough spawned a tropical depression east of the Philippines on June 15. It tracked to the northwest then westward, slowly organizing into a tropical storm on June 18. Ofelia turned more to the northwest and became a typhoon on June 20. Paralleling the east coast of the Philippines, it reached a peak of 100 mph (155 km/h) winds before hitting Taiwan on June 23. Ofelia weakened over the country, and brushed eastern China before dissipating on June 25 near Korea. Ofelia caused heavy flooding throughout its track, resulting in at least 64 casualties.

Typhoon Percy (Klaring)

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJune 20 – June 30
Peak intensity150 km/h (90 mph) (10-min) 950 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Percy, which developed on June 20, reached a peak of 135 mph winds while located a short distance east of the northern Philippines. Increasing vertical shear weakened Percy to a 95 mph typhoon before crossing extreme northern Luzon on the 27th, an area that felt the effects of Ofelia only days before. It remained a weak typhoon until hitting southeastern China on the 29th before dissipating on the 1st. Percy caused serious damage and flooding in the Carolina Islands and northern Philippines, amounting to 9 deaths.

Tropical Storm Robyn (Deling)

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 4 – July 13
Peak intensity85 km/h (50 mph) (10-min) 992 hPa (mbar)

The outskirts of the storm brought 244 mm (9.6 in) of rainfall to Vladivostok in the Russian Far East.[3]

CMA Tropical Depression 11

Tropical depression (CMA)
DurationJuly 20 – July 23
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 1000 hPa (mbar)

CMA 11 was an short lived system which hit Vietnam, bringing heavy rains, overall minimal damage.

Severe Tropical Storm Tasha (Emang)

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 21 – August 1
Peak intensity100 km/h (65 mph) (10-min) 980 hPa (mbar)

65 mph Tropical Storm Tasha, which developed on July 22 and meandered through the South China Sea, hit southern China on the 30th, 75 miles east of Hong Kong. The storm caused torrential flooding in southern China, causing widespread damage and 108 fatalities.

Typhoon Steve

Very strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 23 – August 3
Peak intensity155 km/h (100 mph) (10-min) 940 hPa (mbar)

Steve recurved out at sea.

Typhoon Vernon

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 26 – August 9
Peak intensity140 km/h (85 mph) (10-min) 955 hPa (mbar)

Vernon followed Steve's footsteps.

Severe Tropical Storm Winona

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 4 – August 11
Peak intensity110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min) 975 hPa (mbar)

The origins of Winona can be traced back to Severe Tropical Storm Tasha. On August 2, the remnant low of Tasha, as a patch of thunderstorms over northeastern China, was pushed to the east by a weather front from the west. By August 4, Tasha entered the Yellow Sea, before being pushed south by an anticyclone off northeastern Korea, into the East China Sea. Although the same system, Tasha was named Winona, as it started to strengthen into a tropical storm by August 7. It reached peak intensity with an eye-like feature on August 8, before landfalling over Japan the next day. Later, the remnants became extratropical.

Typhoon Yancy (Gading)

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 11 – August 23
Peak intensity150 km/h (90 mph) (10-min) 950 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Yancy killed 12 people in the Philippines after a landslide destroyed a dormitory. In China, severe damage occurred and at least 216 people were killed.[4] 20 people were killed in Taiwan.[5]

Tropical Storm Aka

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 13 (Entered basin) – August 15
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min) 994 hPa (mbar)

Aka was a weak tropical storm. It originated from the Central Pacific hurricane basin and drifted west into the Northwestern Pacific basin on August 13th.

Typhoon Zola

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 15 – August 23
Peak intensity140 km/h (85 mph) (10-min) 960 hPa (mbar)

On August 15, a large area of convection associated with the inflow of developing Typhoon Yancy was cut off, as Yancy was moving too fast to the west for the convection in the east to be absorbed into Yancy. By August 16, the convection developed a mid to low level circulation, and developed into tropical storm by August 18. Zola intensified into a typhoon by the next day, before reaching peak intensity on August 21. By the next day, Zola made landfall over Japan, before dissipating north of Japan. High winds and heavy rains produced by the storm killed three people and injured 22 others in Japan.

Typhoon Abe (Iliang)

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 23 – September 2
Peak intensity140 km/h (85 mph) (10-min) 955 hPa (mbar)

Forming on August 23 from a tropical disturbance, the depression which would eventually develop into Typhoon Abe initially tracked in a steady west-northwestward direction. As a result of an intense monsoon surge, the system's trajectory briefly changed to an eastward then northward path before returning to its original track. Abe only intensified by a small amount between 0000 UTC August 24 and 0600 UTC August 27 due to the disruptive effects of the surge, and on August 30, Abe peaked in intensity as a Category 2-equivalent typhoon on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale. After peaking in intensity, Abe crossed the Ryukyu Islands and the East China Sea, making landfall in China where it affected the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu before entering the Yellow Sea, crossing South Korea, and finally transitioning into an extratropical cyclone.[6][7]

Typhoon Abe killed 108–195 people after it caused flooding and landslides in the Philippines and Taiwan, ravaged coastal areas of China, and brought high waves to Japan.[6][8][9] Abe, which is responsible for killing 108 in China, affected half of Zhejiang's land area and a fourth of its population, leaving thousands homeless and causing ¥3.5 billion yuan (RMB, $741.5–743 million USD) to be lost in damages.[7][9][10][11] Additional damage and one fatality occurred in Okinawa Prefecture in Japan, where at least ¥890 million yen (JPY, US$6 million) in damage was caused.[8][12][13]

Typhoon Becky (Heling)

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 23 – August 30
Peak intensity130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min) 965 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Becky, having developed on August 20, hit northern Luzon on the 26th as a strong tropical storm. It strengthened over the South China Sea to an 80 mph typhoon, and hit northern Vietnam at that intensity on the 29th. Becky was responsible for killing 32 people and causing heavy flooding.

Tropical Storm Cecil

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 2 – September 4
Peak intensity85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min) 1002 hPa (mbar)

Cecil hit China.

Typhoon Dot (Loleng)

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 3 – September 11
Peak intensity140 km/h (85 mph) (10-min) 960 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Dot formed from a monsoon trough to the southwest of Guam. Dot moved steadily towards the northwest and strengthened into a typhoon. Typhoon Dot reached peak intensity of 85 mph before weakening slight before landfall on eastern Taiwan on the 7th of September. After passing Taiwan Dot regained typhoon intensity in the Formosa Strait before making a final landfall in Fujian Province, China. On northern Luzon Island rains from Typhoon Dot caused floods killing 4 people, on Taiwan 3 people died.[2]

Typhoon Ed (Miding)

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 9 – September 20
Peak intensity130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min) 965 hPa (mbar)

Severe flooding produced by the storm killed at least 18 people in Vietnam. At least 4,500 homes were destroyed and another 140,000 were inundated.[14]

Typhoon Flo (Norming)

Violent typhoon (JMA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 12 – September 20
Peak intensity220 km/h (140 mph) (10-min) 890 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Flo, which developed on September 12, rapidly intensified on the 16th and 17th to a 165 mph super typhoon near Okinawa. Vertical shear weakened it as it recurved to the northeast, and Flo hit Honshū, Japan on the 19th as a 100 mph typhoon. It continued rapidly northeastward, became extratropical on the 20th, and dissipated on the 22nd. Widespread flooding and landslides killed 32 and caused millions in damage.

Typhoon Gene (Oyang)

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 22 – September 30
Peak intensity150 km/h (90 mph) (10-min) 950 hPa (mbar)

A tropical disturbance consolidated into a tropical depression on the 23rd of September to the east of the Philippines. Tropical Storm Gene was named as the storm moved towards the northwest and strengthened into a typhoon the next day. Typhoon Gene reached peak intensity of 95 mph on the 27th shortly before recurving towards the northeast. Gene then skimmed the coasts of Kyūshū, Shikoku and Honshū Islands in Japan before moving out to sea and turning extratropical. Winds on 85 mph were recorded on Kyūshū and heavy rains fell across the region, resulting floods and landslides killed 4 people.[2]

Typhoon Hattie (Pasing)

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 30 – October 8
Peak intensity150 km/h (90 mph) (10-min) 950 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Hattie formed as Typhoon Gene was accelerating towards Japan. Hattie strengthened into a typhoon on the 3rd of October while moving towards the northwest and reached a peak intensity of 105 mph the next day. Typhoon Hattie began to recurve while west of the island of Okinawa. Heavy rains from Typhoons Flo, Gene and Hattie broke the drought that plagued the island. As Hattie accelerated towards Japan it was downgraded to a tropical storm before brushing pass Kyūshū and Shikoku before making landfall on Honshū Island. Heavy rains caused a landslide on Shikoku Island killing three people when a landslide hit a bus.[2]

Tropical Storm Ira

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationOctober 1 – October 5
Peak intensity65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min) 996 hPa (mbar)

Severe flooding in Thailand triggered by heavy rains from Ira killed at least 24 people.[15]

Tropical Storm Jeana

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationOctober 12 – October 14
Peak intensity65 km/h (40 mph) (1-min) 1004 hPa (mbar)

Jeana hit southeast Asia.

Typhoon Kyle

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationOctober 14 – October 22
Peak intensity140 km/h (85 mph) (10-min) 955 hPa (mbar)

A category 2 typhoon which did not impact land directly. It formed on October 14 and was classified as a Tropical Depression. It became a tropical storm and a typhoon later. Kyle reached a peak intensity of a Category 2 typhoon on September 20. Then, the storm turned eastward instead of affecting Japan. It stated to weaken and was classified as a tropical storm and eventually dissipated on the 22nd. Kyle did not kill anyone or cause any damage.

Tropical Storm Lola

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationOctober 16 – October 20
Peak intensity65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min) 998 hPa (mbar)

Extreme rainfall, peaking near 31.5 in (800 mm) triggered extensive flooding that left some regions under 6 ft (1.8 m) of water. At least 16 people were killed by the storm.[16]

Typhoon Mike (Ruping)

Very strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationNovember 6 – November 18
Peak intensity185 km/h (115 mph) (10-min) 915 hPa (mbar)

Super Typhoon Mike was the deadliest typhoon of the season. It struck the central Philippines in mid-November, where landslides, flooding, and extreme wind damage to caused over 748 casualties and over $1.94 billion in damage (1990 USD).[17] The name Mike was retired after this season and replaced with Manny.

Severe Tropical Storm Nell

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationNovember 9 – November 12
Peak intensity95 km/h (60 mph) (10-min) 990 hPa (mbar)

Nell also hit southeast Asia.

Tropical Depression Susang

Tropical depression (JMA)
DurationNovember 15 – November 17
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 1004 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Owen (Uding)

Very strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationNovember 20 – December 4
Peak intensity175 km/h (110 mph) (10-min) 925 hPa (mbar)

As Super Typhoon Owen crossed the Marshall Islands and Caroline Islands in mid to late November, it caused extreme damage to the many islands. Some islands lost 95%-99% of the dwellings, as well as 80-90% crops being destroyed. Through all of the damage, Owen only killed 2 people.[18]

Typhoon Page (Tering)

Violent typhoon (JMA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationNovember 21 – November 30
Peak intensity195 km/h (120 mph) (10-min) 910 hPa (mbar)

Super Typhoon Page formed on November 21 as a tropical depression. From there, it tracked slowly westward, making a cyclonic loop. Page continued westward, and strengthened into a Category 5 typhoon. It then accelerated northeastward, making landfall in Japan on November 30 as a Category 1 typhoon. Page dissipated over northeast Japan on December 3.[18]

Typhoon Russ

Very strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationDecember 13 – December 23
Peak intensity185 km/h (115 mph) (10-min) 915 hPa (mbar)

The final storm of the season, Russ, formed on December 13. The typhoon brought heavy damage to Guam when it passed near the island on December 20. Damage estimates ranged as high as $120 million (1990 USD), but nobody perished in the storm.

Storm names

During the season 30 named tropical cyclones developed in the Western Pacific and were named by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, when it was determined that they had become tropical storms. These names were contributed to a revised list which started on mid-1989.



TeringUdingWeling (unused)Yaning (unused)
Auxiliary list
Aning (unused)
Bidang (unused)Katring (unused)Delang (unused)Esang (unused)Garding (unused)

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration uses its own naming scheme for tropical cyclones in their area of responsibility. PAGASA assigns names to tropical depressions that form within their area of responsibility and any tropical cyclone that might move into their area of responsibility. Should the list of names for a given year prove to be insufficient, names are taken from an auxiliary list, the first 10 of which are published each year before the season starts. Names not retired from this list will be used again in the 1994 season. This is the same list used for the 1986 season. PAGASA uses its own naming scheme that starts in the Filipino alphabet, with names of Filipino female names ending with "ng" (A, B, K, D, etc.). Names that were not assigned/going to use are marked in gray.


Due to the severity of damage and loss of life caused by Mike, the name was retired and was replaced with Manny and was first used in the 1993 season. PAGASA also retired the name Ruping for similar reasons and was replaced with Ritang for the 1994 season.

Season effects

This table summarizes all the systems that developed within or moved into the North Pacific Ocean, to the west of the International Date Line during 1990. The tables also provide an overview of a systems intensity, duration, land areas affected and any deaths or damages associated with the system.

Name Dates Peak intensity Areas affected Damage
Deaths Refs
Category Wind speed Pressure
KorynJanuary 12 – 16Severe tropical storm100 km/h (65 mph)980 hPa (28.94 inHg)Caroline Islands, Mariana IslandsNoneNone
LewisApril 28 – May 4Tropical storm65 km/h (40 mph)998 hPa (29.47 inHg)Caroline Islands NoneNone
MarianMay 14 – 19Typhoon130 km/h (80 mph)965 hPa (28.50 inHg)Philippines, TaiwanNoneNone
TDMay 20 – 23Tropical depressionNot specified1004 hPa (29.65 inHg)PhilippinesNoneNone
TDMay 27 – 28Tropical depressionNot specified1006 hPa (29.71 inHg)South ChinaNoneNone
TDMay 31 – June 1Tropical depressionNot specified1004 hPa (29.65 inHg)NoneNoneNone
04WJune 13 – 15Tropical depression55 km/h (35 mph)1002 hPa (29.59 inHg)NoneNoneNone
Nathan (Akang)June 13 – 19Severe tropical storm100 km/h (65 mph)980 hPa (28.94 inHg)Philippines, South China, VietnamNone12
Ofelia (Bising)June 16 – 25Typhoon120 km/h (75 mph)970 hPa (28.65 inHg)Philippines, Taiwan, East China, Korean PeninsulaNone64
Percy (Klaring)June 20 – 30Typhoon150 km/h (90 mph)950 hPa (28.05 inHg)Caroline Islands, Philippines, China, TaiwanNone9
TDJuly 1 – 2Tropical depressionNot specified1006 hPa (29.71 inHg)PhilippinesNoneNone
Robyn (Deling)July 4 – 12Tropical storm85 km/h (50 mph)992 hPa (29.29 inHg)Philippines, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, South Korea NoneNone
TDJuly 16 – 17Tropical depressionNot specified1008 hPa (29.77 inHg)NoneNoneNone
TDJuly 21 – 23Tropical depressionNot specified1002 hPa (29.59 inHg)VietnamMinimalNone
Tasha (Emang)July 22 – August 1Severe tropical storm100 km/h (65 mph)980 hPa (28.94 inHg)Philippines, South China, VietnamNone108
SteveJuly 23 – August 2Typhoon155 km/h (100 mph)940 hPa (27.76 inHg)Mariana IslandsNoneNone
VernonJuly 28 – August 9Typhoon140 km/h (85 mph)955 hPa (28.20 inHg)NoneNoneNone
WinonaAugust 4 – 11Severe tropical storm110 km/h (70 mph)975 hPa (28.79 inHg)JapanNoneUnknown
Yancy (Gading)August 11 – 22Typhoon150 km/h (90 mph)950 hPa (28.05 inHg)Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands, Taiwan, ChinaNone236
AkaAugust 13 – 15Tropical storm75 km/h (45 mph)994 hPa (29.35 inHg)Marshall Islands NoneNone
ZolaAugust 16 – 23Typhoon140 km/h (85 mph)960 hPa (28.35 inHg)Mariana Islands, JapanNone3
Abe (Iliang)August 24 – September 1Typhoon140 km/h (85 mph)955 hPa (28.20 inHg)Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, East China, Korean Peninsula$748 million184
Becky (Heling)August 24 – 30Typhoon130 km/h (80 mph)965 hPa (28.50 inHg)Philippines, South China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, BurmaNone132
CecilSeptember 2 – 4Tropical storm85 km/h (50 mph)1002 hPa (29.59 inHg)Taiwan, East China NoneNone
Dot (Loleng)September 3 – 10Typhoon140 km/h (85 mph)960 hPa (28.35 inHg)Mariana Islands, Philippines, China, TaiwanNone7
Ed (Miding)September 9 – 20Typhoon130 km/h (80 mph)965 hPa (28.50 inHg)Mariana Islands, Philippines, Vietnam, South ChinaNone18
Flo (Norming)September 12 – 20Typhoon220 km/h (140 mph)890 hPa (26.28 inHg)Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands, Japan$4 billion38
TDSeptember 21 – 22Tropical depressionNot specified1008 hPa (29.77 inHg)PhilippinesNoneNone
Gene (Oyang)September 22 – 30Typhoon150 km/h (90 mph)950 hPa (28.05 inHg)JapanNone4
Hattie (Pasing)September 30 – October 8Typhoon150 km/h (90 mph)950 hPa (28.05 inHg)JapanNone3
IraOctober 1 – 3Tropical storm65 km/h (40 mph)996 hPa (29.41 inHg)Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar None24
JeanaOctober 12 – 14Tropical storm85 km/h (50 mph)1002 hPa (29.59 inHg)Vietnam, Cambodia NoneNone
KyleOctober 15 – 22Typhoon140 km/h (85 mph)955 hPa (28.20 inHg)Mariana IslandsNoneNone
LolaOctober 16 – 19Tropical storm65 km/h (40 mph)998 hPa (29.47 inHg)Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar None16
Mike (Ruping)November 6 – 18Typhoon185 km/h (115 mph)915 hPa (27.02 inHg)Caroline Islands, Philippines, Vietnam, South China$389 million748
NellNovember 9 – 12Severe tropical storm95 km/h (60 mph)990 hPa (29.23 inHg)Vietnam, Cambodia, ThailandNoneUnknown
SusangNovember 15 – 17Tropical depressionNot specified1004 hPa (29.65 inHg)PhilippinesNoneNone
TDNovember 16 – 18Tropical depressionNot specified1004 hPa (29.65 inHg)Caroline IslandsNoneNone
Owen (Uding)November 20 – December 4Typhoon175 km/h (110 mph)925 hPa (27.32 inHg)Marshall Islands, Caroline IslandsNone2
Page (Tering)November 21 – 30Typhoon195 km/h (120 mph)910 hPa (26.87 inHg)Caroline Islands, Philippines, JapanNoneNone
RussDecember 13 – 23Typhoon185 km/h (115 mph)915 hPa (27.02 inHg)Marshall Islands, Mariana Islands, Caroline Islands$120 millionNone
Season aggregates
41 systemsJanuary 12 – December 23, 1990220 km/h (140 mph)890 hPa (26.28 inHg)>$5.26 billion1,608

See also


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  10. DeAngelis, Richard A., ed. (February 1991). Mariners Weather Log: Winter 1991. Vol. 35. National Oceanographic Data Center. pp. 62 & 66. There was no let–up as Abe came to life, on the 25th, 85 mi west southwest of Guam. Moving northward then west northwestward, Abe reached severe tropical storm strength on the 28th and became a typhoon the following day about 425 mi east southeast of Taipei. Abe moved across the Ryukyu Is and then made landfall about 150 mi south of Shanghai on the last day of the month." & "During Abe, one person was killed in Taiwan. On mainland China it was reported that 108 people lost their lives with another 40 reported missing. Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces were hardest hit.
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