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Guam: Typhoons

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Located
in the center of the planet’s most active cyclone region, nicknamed Typhoon
Alley, Guam is walloped by megastorms during the autumn months. Yet deadly typhoons—magnificent
tropical cyclones born in the northwestern Pacific Basin—can occur year-round.
In 2002, Super Typhoon Pongsona blasted the Guam coast with 173 mph winds,
leaving a trail of massive destruction behind. The JAL Hotel Nikko’s 16th-floor
restaurant Toh Lee is the island’s best spot to watch the brooding clouds and
rain before they slam into palm trees over Tamuning’s Gun Beach (jalhotels.com; from $170).

When to Go: August–October.

World's Top Storm-Chasing Destinations

Guam: Typhoons

Located
in the center of the planet’s most active cyclone region, nicknamed Typhoon
Alley, Guam is walloped by megastorms during the autumn months. Yet deadly typhoons—magnificent
tropical cyclones born in the northwestern Pacific Basin—can occur year-round.
In 2002, Super Typhoon Pongsona blasted the Guam coast with 173 mph winds,
leaving a trail of massive destruction behind. The JAL Hotel Nikko’s 16th-floor
restaurant Toh Lee is the island’s best spot to watch the brooding clouds and
rain before they slam into palm trees over Tamuning’s Gun Beach (jalhotels.com; from $170).

When to Go: August–October.

WaterFrame / Alamy

World's Top Storm-Chasing Destinations

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