Talk:1910 Cuba hurricane

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Featured article1910 Cuba hurricane is a featured article; it (or a previous version of it) has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Wikipedia community. Even so, if you can update or improve it, please do so.
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December 26, 2009Good article nomineeListed
February 20, 2010Featured article candidatePromoted
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The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that due to the storm's poorly documented loop, the 1910 Cuba hurricane was initially reported as two separate cyclones?
Current status: Featured article

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:1910 Cuba hurricane/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Cyclonebiskit (talk) 21:14, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

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)

  • Lead
    • All good
  • Meteorological history
    • "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)

Ok, the comments that can be addressed have been and the others are understandable. I'm passing the article, nice work JC. Cyclonebiskit (talk) 21:41, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Corrections that are needed to our new FA[edit]

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)
 Done with Jason Rees (talk · contribs)' help. Thanks. –Juliancolton | Talk 03:21, 19 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. -- Watch For Storm Surge!§eb 23:39, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Main page[edit]

The centennial is this month. If this is to be nominated as the featured article for the main page, it should be done soon. Jonathunder (talk) 14:33, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

were eaten by dingle berries?[edit]

WTF? Could someone clean this up? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:54, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

 Done TbhotchTalk C. 19:04, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

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This picture can be upload on Commons ? Dr. Lenaldo Vigo (talk) 21:52, 10 April 2012 (UTC)