Talk:1993 Storm of the Century

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Comments[edit]

I do not understand why this article speaks of the "shock" of such a strong storm. Everywhere I have looked has repeatedly stated how remarkably WELL forecast this storm was...

...I agree, I remember when this storm was coming very well, I was living in Upstate New York at the time, I remember people preparing for the storm for most of that week prior to the storm. (i.e. closing schools ahead of time before the storm even came, just as an example)I think they may have just underestimated how bad the storm was actually going to be though as opposed to the lack of coverage that the storm was coming.


I don't know about anywhere else, but the severity of the storm in Florida was a surprise until right before it hit. I was at my then-fiance's house in Tampa on the evening of the 12th watching TV when the 11 o'clock news began with an urgent weather bulletin and radar images of a vicious squall line approaching from the gulf. I hurried home before it hit. The next morning, the route back to her place was almost impassable with all kinds of debris. It had been forecast to be just a rainy night, but it obviously turned out to be a whole lot worse than than... Zeng8r 03:37, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

The article speaks to this issue. I also recall the storm coming and being warned and nobody could believe it (in Tennessee) until it happened. It would have been an extreme storm for the south where it snowed even if it were in the middle of winter, so certainly so late was a very shocking event indeed. 76.90.49.187 17:58, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Naming convention[edit]

Why does it have to have such a complex, pseudo-scientific name for the title? Having lived through the storm (I was in Florida, dodging tornadoes), I can tell you that EVERYBODY called this the Superstorm. --Kitch 11:09, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Because, titleing the article "Superstorm" or "Storm of the Century" might cause confusion for some people. Although for the South it's defineitly the winner, people in New England and the West have different opinions on what the storm of the century is. Someguy-021 19:18, 10 July 2006 (UTC)Someguy-021

As a New Englander I can tell you that whenever I hear "Storm of the Century", I think of this event. Just my $0.02.

Yeah. This is one of the problems with naming extratropical cyclones. I agree that the name should change to either Superstorm (1993) or Storm of the Century (1993). In fact, if I remember my wikipedia page naming conventions correctly, since more people refer to/know of this storm as "Storm of the Century", it should be the article's name. The current name cannot stand. Thegreatdr 16:25, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
Done. Since it was an obvious change, and conforms to wikipedia naming standards better, I did not think it needed a vote of any sort. Thegreatdr 16:32, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
Added "White Hurricane", as that's a common name in NC. In fact, having lived in NC since 1972, I'm a bit curious about the "No-Name Hurricane" moniker, as I've never heard anyone call that. Still - it's probably just a matter of local naming. No specific objection - just an observation. 5minutes 16:48, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Article merge with Subtropical Derecho[edit]

I definitely agree with such. It was the same system after all! CrazyC83 03:03, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Emphatic Agree. Too lazy to do it now. Maybe tomorrow. -Runningonbrains 04:22, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Storm table[edit]

I've made research on the web and able to produce a table of various snow amounts including the top amounts, amount on big cities and amounts in cities were snow is unusual. I've put one since some articles have listed storm amounts like this year's Valentine's Day blizzard in the northeast--JForget 19:59, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

I keep seeing sources that say that the panhandle of Florida had 6 inches of snow, but I can't find any specific location amount. Does anyone know of anywhere we could find that (with a verifiable link)? Gopher backer 01:53, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Last I checked, the all time record for snow in Florida is 4 inches, set way back when the state border with Georgia was first surveyed in 1744 and then again in later years. I can tell you from going through this storm that the Florida panhandle did not receive more than a trace from this cyclone. Measurable snow did penetrate rather far down into Georgia though. Thegreatdr 07:53, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Louisiana received some slush I doubt Florida got much more than that. 68.106.197.250 19:01, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

- Actually I was in Alachua, Florida when this happened and we did infact, recieve a light coat of snow on the ground; not slush, snow. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.155.86.99 (talk) 16:25, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Can you find a reliable source that confirms this? –Juliancolton Tropical Cyclone 16:35, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 15:39, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Removed reference to "Perfect Storm"[edit]

I removed the reference to "the Perfect Storm" in this article as the writer erroneously thought that the book/movie referenced this 1993 blizzard, when in fact the book is about the 1991 Halloween "Perfect" storm (see wikipedia for entry). Marky1b (talk) 20:32, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was moved by December21st2012Freak. Jafeluv (talk) 09:21, 24 August 2009 (UTC) Maybe it's not over —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.121.31.35 (talk) 15:52, 6 February 2011 (UTC)



Storm of the Century (1993)1993 Storm of the Century — More likely search term. –Juliancolton | Talk 04:39, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

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Major overhaul[edit]

There has been a significant rearrangement of material within the article. So far, nothing has been added, and very little has been removed. That which has been removed was meant to help the format of the article as a while, and bring it more inline with current wikipedia standards. It would be nice if someone can review the text, as I found much repetition within the article previously. Referencing would be helpful as well, which is what I'm working on right now. Thegreatdr (talk) 20:28, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

Aftermath[edit]

Why is it that the only thing that the "aftermath" section talks about is delays in nascar races? I think that would be fairly minor compared to some other things that would have happened in the aftermath. In fact, are the delays in the nascar races even notable enough to be mentioned? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.95.12.243 (talk) 08:33, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Dead link[edit]

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--JeffGBot (talk) 20:08, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

New Page at NWS[edit]

The National Weather Service has created a new page for the Superstorm of 1993. The new link is http://www.erh.noaa.gov/ilm/archive/Superstorm93/. Page Author: Tim Armstrong; Page Created: Feb 23, 2013 I also cited the deathtoll to this new page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.195.179.49 (talk) 14:37, 7 May 2013 (UTC)