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Hi, I will be reviewing this article which is currently up for Good Article Nomination. I should have the full review out shortly. Cyclonebiskit (talk) 21:14, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
"Early on October 24, the hurricane briefly reached an intensity corresponding to Category 4 status on the modern-day Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale before tracking ashore along the western tip of Cuba." — you mean October 14 right? Also, I checked HURDAT and it doesn't show the storm reaching Category 4 by its first Cuba landfall.
"on October 16 it reached peaked winds of 150 mph (240 km/h) with a minimum barometric pressure of 924 mbar (hPa)." — add conversion to inHg
Preparations and impact
"At Key West, pressures began to fall at midnight on October 12 as the storm approached from the southwest." — what kind of pressure? (I know that you mean air pressure but others may not)
No need to become excessively clunky, since it's already briefly mentioned in the SH. –Juliancolton | Talk 21:38, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
"Damage throughout the Florida Keys was moderate, estimated at worth around $250,000." — What year value is that in? 1910, 2009?
"The barometer fell to 28.40 inches of mercury, and extremely high waves battered the shore from Flamingo to Cape Romano." — add conversion to millibars
Northeastern Florida and southern United States
Two measurements (rainfall) need conversions to millimeters
Those are in a direct quote, and shouldn't be altered. –Juliancolton | Talk 21:38, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
Overall it's a nicely written and engaging article. That said, there are some minor factual, technical and clarification issues. They should be quite easy to iron out. I'm putting the article on-hold for now to allow you time to address these issues. Cyclonebiskit (talk) 21:29, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
I see a few related errors concerning damage totals from this system. I'm guessing that the damage dollars are 1910 dollars, but I don't see this listed within the article. Despite the damage totals in dollars listed within the article, the main article template states damage totals are unknown. This definitely needs to be fixed. I remind reviewers of tropical cyclone articles that there are numerous errors relating to the Longshore reference. I have volunteered to help in its editing, and I'm up to 65 individual errors within the first 230 pages of the book (though to be fair about one-third are metric/imperial unit conversion errors). And these are the ones that were obvious to me. A more thorough search/fact check would likely find more errors. Thegreatdr (talk) 15:54, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
I've added the known damages to the infobox (although I wish it were possible to specify "at least" or "over", which it isn't). –Juliancolton | Talk 21:50, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
In Cuba and throughout Latin America, this hurricane is widely referred to as "El Ciclon de los Cinco Dias" or the "Cyclone of the Five Days." See here and here, this one's in Spanish. this one refers to it as "El Huracan de los 5 Dias." Most sources refer to it by this name or by no name at all, so I feel that "Cyclone" or "Hurricane of the Five Days" should be the name of the article. -- WatchForStorm Surge!§eb 23:39, 9 September 2010 (UTC)