The name Joan has been used for one
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in the Atlantic Ocean, ten tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific, and two tropical cyclones in the Southwest Pacific.
Joan was used for one tropical cyclone in the Atlantic:
* Hurricane Joan–Miriam
– (1988) hit Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and El Salvador.
The name Joan was retired after the 1988 season, and was replaced by Hurricane Joyce (disambiguation), Joyce in the 1994 season.
Joan was used for ten tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific:
* Typhoon Joan (1951) (T5105) - Peaked as a Category 1, didn't affect land.
* Typhoon Joan (1955) (T5520) - Peaked as a Category 1, didn't affect land.
* Typhoon Joan (1959) (T5909, 21W) – hit Taiwan as a 185 mph Category 5, one of the strongest to strike the island.
* Typhoon Joan (1962) (T6205, 37W) – hit South Korea as a Tropical Storm.
* Tropical Storm Joan (1964) (T6429, 44W) – hit Vietnam as a Category 1, killing 7,000.
* Tropical Storm Joan (1967) (T6717, 20W) - Long-lived tropical storm, didn't affect land
* Typhoon Joan (1970) (T7019, 21W, Sening) – hit southeastern Luzon as a Category 1 and eastern Hainan Island as a Category 5.
* Tropical Storm Joan (1973) (T7311, 12W, Elang) – approached Taiwan and struck China.
* Typhoon Joan (1976) (T7621, 21W) - Peaked as a Category 1, didn't affect land.
* Typhoon Joan (1997) (T9724, 28W) – Typhoon Ivan and Typhoon Joan became Category 5 super typhoons at the same time.
Joan was used for two tropical cyclones in the Australian region:
* Cyclone Joan (1965) - Category 3 cyclone, made landfall in Western Australia
* Cyclone Joan (1975) - 145 mph Category 4 cyclone, made landfall in Western Australia at peak intensity.
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