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Unit conversion, wikification of impact, more impact. Jdorje 07:41, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
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. 
Storm05 19:10, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
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.
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)