2009 Typhoon Season Underway

By Kyle Yates

Both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are starting the season late, but it looks like things are picking up quickly as hurricanes and typhoons are beginning to form one after another in both oceans.

Florida is dealing with an overnight depression that formed just off the panhandle, Invest 91, and preparing for Ana and Bill to arrive as they watch Claudette move up into the southeastern states.

Japan has had one large typhoon come ashore on the mainland so far this year that dumped heavy rain, caused flooding and landslides. Storms this year seem to be carrying a lot of moisture, so prepare yourself for a wet and muggy vacation if you plan to visit Japan during typhoon season.

Read more about the author of this post:  Kyle Yates is an American English teacher living and working in the Kansai area since 1996. Read more from this author

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