Talk:Hurricane Arlene (1987)

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Good article Hurricane Arlene (1987) has been listed as one of the Natural sciences good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
Good topic star Hurricane Arlene (1987) is part of the 1987 Atlantic hurricane season series, a good topic. This is identified as among the best series of articles produced by the Wikipedia community. If you can update or improve it, please do so.
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July 5, 2009 Good article nominee Listed
August 22, 2011 Good topic candidate Promoted
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Pretty good for a storm that doesn't have a lot of info about it. I've put it at start for now. Cite web formatting would be helpful, as well as some minor rewriting of the storm history to make it seem less like the TCR itself. I'll take a look at it later. --Coredesat 23:10, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Hurricane Arlene (1987)/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Hi, I am reviewing this article for GA, and below are my comments. —Mattisse (Talk) 23:51, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

  • "On August 13, the storm brushed Bermuda" is repeated twice in the lead. The lead needs a rewrite to be more concise.
Fixed. Cyclonebiskit (talk) 00:01, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
  • "Offshore, a blind man was undertaking a challenge to become the first blind man to cross the Atlantic alone; he encountered rough seas and high winds from the storm, causing $8,000 in damages to his ship over a two-day span." Is this notable enough to be in such detail in the lead? Is there something more to say about this "blind sailor", like how does a blind sailor sail? Never mind; probably off topic, but does nit warrant such a mention in the lead?
I think it does actually. While searching for information, I found tons of news reports on this guy, I'm also confused as to how he was sailing blind, but there is no additional detail for the article. Cyclonebiskit (talk) 00:01, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Is it not unusual for a storm to start in North Caroline and end up flooding the Iberian Peninsula and Italy? Should not more be said about the weather factors causing this? (As a general reader who knows little about weather but who pays attention to tropical storms and hurricanes, I am curious about this.)
Storms have reached the Iberian Peninsula several times before, some have tracked from the Gulf of Mexico to the Scandinavian Peninsula. As for reaching Italy, it was only the moisture from the storm. Cyclonebiskit (talk) 00:01, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
  • File:Hurricane Arlene (1987).JPG seems generally useless in conveying any information. What is it supposed to be showing, as it is unclear where the location is?
Added a bit of detail to it. Cyclonebiskit (talk) 00:04, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Mattisse (Talk) 23:51, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Final GA review (see here for criteria)

  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): Concisely written b (MoS): Follows relevant MoS
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): Well referenced b (citations to reliable sources): Sources are reliable c (OR): No OR
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): Covers major areas b (focused): Remains focused on topic
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias: Neutral
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars etc.: Stable
  6. It is illustrated by images, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free images have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
  7. Overall:
    Pass/Fail: Pass

Nice job!

Mattisse (Talk) 00:49, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Lingering issues[edit]

Torrential rain in Bermuda? The total was under 2"! What are the monetary units used for the $8000 in damage? There is at least one instance of improper capitalization. Thegreatdr (talk) 01:29, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

I forgot to ask you about rainfall. Do you have a source for the rainfall in Bermuda DR? (I keep forgetting that we have a meteorologist on the site) Cyclonebiskit (talk) 01:55, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
It's on the TC maximum rainfall page on the HPC website. While there are no maps for Bermuda, the amounts are listed within the table. Same is true for other islands such as Guam and American Samoa. Thegreatdr (talk) 09:10, 5 July 2009 (UTC)