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Tropical Storm Joan (other)
The name Joan has been used for one tropical cyclone in the Atlantic Ocean, ten tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific, and two tropical cyclones in the Southwest Pacific. In the Atlantic: Joan was used for one tropical cyclone in the Atlantic: * Hurricane Joan–Miriam, Hurricane Joan (1988) – passed over the Guajira Peninsula in northern Colombia and northwestern Venezuela made landfall in Nicaragua; after crossing Central America into the Pacific, the cyclone was renamed Tropical Storm Miriam. The name Joan was retired after the 1988 season, and was replaced by ''Hurricane Joyce (other), Joyce'' in the 1994 season. In the Western Pacific: * Typhoon Joan (1951) (T5105) - did not affect land. * Typhoon Joan (1955) (T5520) - did not affect land. * Typhoon Joan (1959) (T5909, 21W) – 185 mph Category 5 typhoon that made landfall on Taiwan. * Typhoon Joan (1962) (T6205, 37W) – hit South Korea * Tropical Storm Joan (1964) (T6429, 44W) – hit Vietnam killing ...
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Tropical Cyclone
A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm, storm system characterized by a Low-pressure area, low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, Beaufort scale, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain and/or squalls. Depending on its location and strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by #Naming, different names, including hurricane (), typhoon (), tropical storm, cyclonic storm, tropical depression, or simply cyclone. A Atlantic hurricane, hurricane is a strong tropical cyclone that occurs in the Atlantic Ocean or northeastern Pacific Ocean, and a typhoon occurs in the northwestern Pacific Ocean; in the Indian Ocean, south Pacific, or (rarely) South Atlantic, comparable storms are referred to simply as "tropical cyclones", and such storms in the Indian Ocean can also be called "severe cyclonic storms". "Tropical" refers to the geographical origin of these systems, which form almost exclusively over tropics, trop ...
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