Talk:1960 Atlantic hurricane season

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Missing system?[edit]

This page from the Organization of American States has a table about midway through it. In the section Mexico is has several different hurricanes listed. Between Janet and Tara there is a gap that appears to indicate an unnamed hurricane. The table attributes 960 casualties to this mysterious unnamed tropical cyclone. It also indicates that it took place in October, 1960. The problem is, this mysterious system is not in the best track. The last named storm in the Atlantic was in September. In the Pacific, the only October systems were Hyacinth and perhaps the deleted Gwen. And yet a search through the hurricane archive for "Storm Gwen", "Hurricane Gwen", "Storm Hyacinth", and "Hurricane Hyacinth" reveals only a single hit from the wrong year. How does someone miss a tropical cyclone killing nearly 1000 people? Unless it was a tropical depression that did that, something does not add up here. Miss Madeline | Talk to Madeline 00:08, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Maybe it was Hyacinth, it was near Mexico?.----Irdicent 23 00:18, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
The only mention of Hyacinth between 1959 and 1961 was in 1959; it is not this system. The only other possibility (which I just thought of) was that a some weather system that was not a tropical cyclone caused all these deaths, which subsequently got confused with the hurricane seasons. Miss Madeline | Talk to Madeline 00:22, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
It's a typo. The storm is the 1959 Mexican hurricane. Here is the original source, which lists a storm with 960 deaths, occurring in October of 1959, placed right between Janet and Tara. ♬♩ Hurricanehink (talk) 01:42, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned references in 1960 Atlantic hurricane season[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of 1960 Atlantic hurricane season's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "hurdat":

Reference named "MWR":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 20:58, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Yellow Evan (talk · contribs) 03:57, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

  • "The 1960 Atlantic hurricane season was the least active season since 1952. " cool. in what basin? YE Pacific Hurricane 03:57, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  • "considered the worst disasters in some towns since a hurricane in 1945. " ditch the "a hurricane" part. YE Pacific Hurricane
  • Wouldn't make sense without it, unless "disasters" is replaced with "hurricane".--12george1 (talk) 04:23, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Cut back on Donna stuff in the lead. You're making it sounds like it's Katrina. YE Pacific Hurricane 03:57, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  • On the timeline graph, don't include the symbols in the wikilink. YE Pacific Hurricane 03:57, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  • I assume you mean parenthesis "( )".--12george1 (talk) 04:23, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  • You should mention it was one of four season with a Cat 5. YE Pacific Hurricane 03:57, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  • What are you saying?--12george1 (talk) 04:23, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  • "caused 387 deaths and $396.7 million in damage.[3][4][5]" year? YE Pacific Hurricane 03:57, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  • " Throughout the state, more than 150 houses sustained flood damage in several counties. In addition, numerous major highways were closed, including portions of U.S. Routes 59, 87, 90, and then-185, and Texas State Highways 35 and 71.[9][10] " no need for "then" by the "185". YE Pacific Hurricane
  • "These conditions caused the roof of a house to collapse, resulting in 6 fatalities." to "Six people died when a roof of a house collapsed". YE Pacific Hurricane 03:57, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  • " The storm crossed the state and eventually crossed Long Island before making another landfall in Connecticut.[15]" change one of the "Crossed" to "passed over". YE Pacific Hurricane 03:57, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  • "Thereafter, the storm began weakened and fell to tropical storm intensity while south of Nova Scotia later that day. Cleo curved east-northeastward on August 20. " "began weakened" to "began to weaken". YE Pacific Hurricane 03:57, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  • "While passing through The Bahamas, several small island communities in the central regions of the country were leveled, but no damage toll or fatalities were reported.[3]" damage toll? Change "damage toll" to "damage total". YE Pacific Hurricane 03:57, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Cut a few lines back on Donna. It's section needs to go on a diet, it's not Sandy after all.
  • I'm gonna try, but this storm was devastating and its impacts were widespread.--12george1 (talk) 04:23, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  • "Outside the Gulf Coast of the United States, rain fell in other states, but no damage is known to have occurred.[27] "how many other states? 7437? YE Pacific Hurricane 03:57, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Nope, I have searched in the past and there mostly superficial stuff, if anything else at all.--12george1 (talk) 04:23, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Otherwise, it's decent. YE Pacific Hurricane 03:57, 15 June 2013 (UTC)