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Merge of High-pressure area into Anticyclone[edit]


I am proposing to merge High-pressure area into Anticyclone, the same thing. Please feel free to enter the discussion.

Pierre cb (talk) 02:20, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

List of dust storms with visibility of 1/4 mile or less, or meters or less[edit]

Just wondering if this was an encyclopaedic list. It seems to set the bar pretty low - there'd have to be dozens of such storms in a given year. Hack (talk) 06:49, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Has any consensus been reached wrt template:weather box?[edit]

Tommydenham (talk · contribs) is adding it to articles; depending on window size it may buggily overlap the infobox (e.g. Warrington, Florida). --NE2 03:21, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

I am not sure some of those articles should have the weather box even if it didn't badly fit with the infobox. Dustin (talk) 03:26, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Sorting by date[edit]

Sorting by date does not work, it gives day order rather than year order. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:25, 16 October 2014 (UTC)[edit] itself doesn't take you anywhere anymore, but all original pages at the website now redirect to some commercial antivirus website at for some reason. Just try; that is where I found File:NOAA Weather Partners.gif. What's the deal here with a website under the Federal Government (NOAA) suddenly redirecting to a completely unrelated antivirus website that just happens to be named "Norman"? I suspect at least some human error is at hand here. Dustin (talk) 04:21, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Must be something at your end going to the .com site if the site at some other TLD is down. For me simply gives "server not found". --NE2 05:31, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
@NE2: The first thing I said: " itself doesn't take you anywhere anymore". Try the sublink I provided. Thanks. Dustin (talk) 13:49, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
The same thing happens. It's being done by your computer or ISP. --NE2 14:04, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
@NE2: No, it is not. I figured it would do it the same way it did to; I don't have a virus or whatever you are trying to say. Only this actually does it, I guess, and, the site of NOAA Weather Partners, has been taken down, sadly, it seems. Dustin (talk) 18:40, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
The site does not redirect to Whatever is redirecting is on your end. --NE2 19:51, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
@NE2: Then why would multiple different computers in completely different locations still be linking to Dustin (talk) 19:54, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
Most likely they're all on ISPs that redirect in that manner. --NE2 19:55, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
@NE2: I still think there is more to it, else I would expect the direct link to the website ( to also link to , rather than solely having link to I'll have to wait for other responses, I guess; this is not going well with only one sample other than myself. Dustin (talk) 19:58, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
In any case, the issue should be why no longer exists, and how to replace links to media there. Dustin (talk) 19:59, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Request for input from those with subject knowledge[edit]

The redirect Lightning in a tropical cyclone has been nominated for deletion and is being discussed at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2014 November 19#Lightning in a tropical cyclone. The discussion would significantly benefit from input by one or more editors who have knowledge of meteorology, particularly tropical cyclones and/or lightning. Thank you Thryduulf (talk) 01:33, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Launch of WikiProject Wikidata for research[edit]

Hi, this is to let you know that we've launched WikiProject Wikidata for research in order to stimulate a closer interaction between Wikidata and research, both on a technical and a community level. As a first activity, we are drafting a research proposal on the matter (cf. blog post). Your thoughts on and contributions to that would be most welcome! Thanks, -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 02:15, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Winter Storm Damon for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Winter Storm Damon is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Winter Storm Damon until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Inks.LWC (talk) 05:16, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

If you are interested, please take at look at this.[edit]

The section is Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Non-tropical storms#My second attempt at a catch-all winter article: Draft:2014–15 North American winter. Please leave any comments there. Thanks. Dustin (talk) 01:39, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Weather ships[edit]

There are 93 articles in Category:Weather ships. If you feel that they fall under this WP, feel free to add the appropriate template to the talk page. Mjroots (talk) 19:04, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Help with an article?[edit]

Hey, anyone feel like helping out with Cyclone sandwich? It was recently nominated for a speedy deletion as something made up, but I did find where it does appear to be a used term. I'll try to add some sources, but I think that this needs help from someone familiar with writing weather related articles. I can see where it's used as a term, but I don't think that articles showing term usage are entirely what is needed here to show notability. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 07:23, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

I've personally never heard of the term, but I guess maybe it's unique to Australia? Guy1890 (talk) 02:56, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Disagree with Merge[edit]

Weather is Short Term. Climate is Long Term. Bobherry Userspace Talk to me! Stuff I have done 20:25, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

The issue is that WikiProject Climate is a dead/inactive WikiProject and it does not appear likely that it will be salvaged. Dustin (talk) 21:42, 23 February 2015 (UTC)