Wikipedia:WikiProject Tropical cyclones/Newsletter/Archive 32

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Number 32, April 1, 2011

The Hurricane Herald

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Project news
Since our last newsletter in the fall, progress has remained extremely slow, the deletion of articles interrupted by the occasional good article promotion. Article naming has been the subject of ongoing disputes among project users. As an example, this discussion debates the merits of "Cyclone X" as opposed to "Severe Tropical Cyclone X". The conversation quickly degenerated into yet another exciting round of Australia vs. WPTC, in which there is no immediately apparent victor.

A newly created list of popular pages illustrates that the least important article within the project is the 1924 Atlantic hurricane season, which, despite holding the record for the first Category 5 hurricane known to man, is only viewed by 7 people on any given day. However, a large number of other articles receive the same number of views per day, including 24 GAs and 3 featured articles.

In the news

  • In a bold and unprecedented forecast, Accuweather has suggested the possibility that of all the areas prone to tropical cyclone strikes in North America, the most susceptible areas in the upcoming season will be southern Texas, southern Florida, and the coast of North Carolina.
  • Meteorologists are deliberating on whether a new satellite image showing 12 tropical cyclones in the Atlantic is an actual account of conditions this past season, or simply the work of photo manipulation users.
  • A fairly recent study concludes that the effects of hurricanes are dependent on our ability to split an atom.

Member of the month
This month's Member of the Month is a joint award presented to several of the project's most appreciated contributors. Hurricanehink is recognized for his work ethic, despite a bout of poison Ivy. Jason Rees's effort to devise the most broken-looking timeline in history is to be applauded. After a most demoralizing unsuccessful featured article nomination, Cyclonebiskit diligently waited a specified length of time to resubmit his efforts, an excellent showing on his part. Titoxd and Thegreatdr worked for months on an article whose title would suggest covers a weather forecast consisting of useless numbers.

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