Stars and Stripes 11 Jan, 2021 11:00 am

TCCOR All Clear issued Jan. 1 for Okinawa

TCCOR All Clear issued Jan. 1 for Okinawa
All Clear signals the end of the tropical cyclone season for Okinawa; Guam remains in TCCOR 4 year round.

Typically, the northwest Pacific's typhoon season runs from June 1 to November 30.The 2020 season saw 27 numbered tropical cyclones, 10 typhoons and just two super typhoons, Haishen and Goni, in the northwest Pacific, as recorded by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.That’s below the average of 32 numbered cyclones for the northwest Pacific during a typical season.But the northwest Pacific more than made up for it after that.

bases on Okinawa transitioned to Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness All Clear on Jan.Simply put, the climate becomes too cool to sustain a tropical cyclone, which relies greatly on warm sea surface and ocean heat content to survive, especially during the winter months.

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