Talk:Hurricane Belle

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Todo[edit]

Unit conversion, wikification of impact, more impact. Jdorje 07:41, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

this sentence[edit]

I removed this from the Hurricane Belle article....

Pete Earley, in his book, The Hot House describes how a convicted murdered,
whom Earley assigned the pseudonym "Norman Bucklew" escaped from
Trenton State Penitentiary aided by the chaos caused by this hurricane. [citation needed]

Storm05 19:10, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

OK. Hurricanehink (talk) 21:41, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

Huricane track[edit]

I looked at the hurricane track map. I assume this is from official source. However, the white "dot" off the New Jersey coast is almost certainly too far out to sea (West). The reason I say this is that I was in Margate, NJ (near Atlantic City) on the night of the storm and I remember, clearly, when the eye passed over. So the center of the storm needed to be <1 eye radius from us... and it looks like the dot is farther offshore.

Dan Greenberg Born and raised in Margate, NJ d a n g r e e n b e r g <at> h o t m a i l dotcom —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.93.215.237 (talk) 18:29, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Page title[edit]

I've looked over many tropical cyclones in the Atlantic, and the only time when the year in which the storm occurred is not listed in parenthesis next to the storm name is when the storm has had its name retired. For example, there is a page titled Hurricane Katrina, not Hurricane Katrina (2005), and the only reason why is because the name Katrina was retired. Even if a storm name is only used once, but not retired, such as Hurricane Fern (1971), has the year listed after it. Therefore to avoid confusion that wikipedia readers may think the name Belle was retired even thought it wasn't, I suggest that this page be moved from Hurricane Belle, to Hurricane Belle (1976), like all other non-retired storm names.

Undescribed 19:07, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

I don't think the majority of people would assume that lack of a year means no retirement, and I would most definitely assert the same for the opposite. I doubt people seeing Hurricane Gracie would assume it was retired. Only people who know WPTC policy would assume either/or. The only reason for the year identifier is to disambiguate. As for Fern, the name was actually used twice (the other time in 1967). --♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 00:37, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

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

Reviewer: TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk · contribs) 16:53, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

  • "Formation of an eye accompanied quick intensification and Belle reached its peak the following day with winds of 120 mph (195 km/h)" - Thrown in a "The" before "Formation"
  • "Thereafter Belle transitioned into an extratropical cyclone before moving over Atlantic Canada." - Comma after "Thereafter"
  • "A total of 12 people lost their lives, mostly incidents indirectly related to the hurricane, and damage reached an estimated $100 million." - Might want to add a note saying all damage totals are 1976 USD
  • "Portions of New Jersey, New York, and Vermont, were later declared major disaster areas by then-President Gerald Ford." - Don't need a comma after Vermont
  • "Early on August 7, the depression acquired gale-force winds and became a tropical storm." - Wikilink "gale"
  • "The cyclone turned northward and accelerated on August 8 while reaching major hurricane that evening." --> Add "status" after "major hurricane"
  • "With Hurricane Belle expected make landfall around high tide and a full moon, the forecast storm tide in rivaled that of Hurricane Donna in 1960." - need a "to" after "expected"
  • "Numerous flights in and out of New York were cancelled, Wall Street was closed and the United Nations postponed a meeting." - Comma after closed
  • "As The Red Cross reported that about 2,300 people evacuated Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and thousands of tourists left the area" - Sentence splice?
  • "Although on the weaker side of the storm, New Jersey saw the highest winds from Belle with an estimated peak gust of 90 mph (150 km/h) in Ship Bottom." - Comma after "Belle"
  • "Tides of 3–4 ft (0.91–1.22 m) above normal were common from North Carolina to Rhode Island." - What is a tide? (wikilink)
  • "Atlantic City, New Jersey saw the greatest tides at 8.85 ft (2.70 m) above mean low-tide while Battery Park in lower Manhattan saw a peak value of 7.2 ft (2.2 m) above mean low tide." - Comma before "while"
  • "Effects were similar in Connecticut where approximately 247,000 people lost electricity" - Period to end the sentence.

Otherwise, it looks good to me. I'll pass when the above are addressed.

I think I got all of the comments. Not sure what you were getting at with the first comment, but I don't see any issue with the sentence. Thanks for the review~! Cyclonebiskit (talk) 17:18, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Passing. TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 17:58, 17 June 2015 (UTC)