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Longer intro, and impact should be expanded greatly. Ways to improve the impact would be to have one paragraph describing meteorological statistics (highest recorded wind, highest rainfall amount, beach erosion, if any), and another describing the damage (number of houses damaged or destroyed, any other specifics that should be mentioned, damage total, and death total for the area). If possible, there should be a Mid-West section for the impact, as the storm apparently caused heavy rainfall in Michigan and Illinois. The numerous typos and grammar needs to be fixed, and there should be a 2005 USD estimate somewhee on the page. Overall, it's not very good right now, but the use of inline sources and the rainfall pic results in a start classification. Hurricanehink 16:17, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, content is decent but the article quality is pretty low.—jdorje (talk) 17:19, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
In the last revision I edited, I found duplicate named references, i.e. references sharing the same name, but not having the same content. Please check them, as I am not able to fix them automatically :)
"The Thunderbolt.com" :
[http://www.wx1der.com/wx0801.htm The Thunderbolt]
[http://www.wx1der.com/wx0804.htm The Thunderbolt]
"...Chantal became to quickly strengthen and became a hurricane on August 1." The first became does not make sense.
"...later on that day." Do you need 'on?'
"The storm quickly weakened upon moving inland and weakened to a tropical storm a few hours after landfall. Early on August 2, Chantal weakened to a tropical depression and dissipated over Oklahoma by August 4." You use quite a lot of 'weakened's. Maybe you could use differing word choice, such as 'degenerated' for one of them?
"...produced relatively small tides, with most locations reporting waves less than 4 feet (1.2 m) in height. As a result, some locations experienced extensive beach erosion." I don't know about you, but it seems odd that there are pretty small tides, but then in the next sentence is mentions /extensive/ beach erosion.
Fixed all of the above.--12george1 (talk) 03:29, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
"...with the National Hurricane Center satellites using the Dvorak technique to indicate t-numbers range from 2.5–3.5 within just twelve hours." This sentence doesn't quite make sense. Within twelve hours of what? I think instead of that sentence, you could use "...with weather satellites indicating t–numbers increasing from 2.5 to 3.5 within twelve hours using the Dvorak technique."
"...quickly degenerating to tropical depression early on August 2." Degenerating should be degenerated, and you either need 'a' before tropical depression, or strength after tropical depression, whichever one you choose.
"...eventually reaching New England  and Newfoundland just before Hurricane Dean approached." Instead of having a floating ref in the middle of the sentence with no punctuation, you could move it to the end of the sentence.