"Ella headed westward and by August 31, it intensified into a Category 1 hurricane. Hours later, it strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale." - No need for "it", you already give the subject. And why mention the SSHWS on the second instance, not the first (in the first sentence quoted here)?
"Ella reached the Gulf of Mexico on September 4 and briefly re-strengthened. However, it began to weaken again while approaching the Gulf Coast of the United States" - Combine and just end it with "on approach".
Combined, but not sure how to end it with "on approach"--12george1 (talk) 04:57, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
"Ella neared the Gulf of Mexico on September 4 and briefly re-strengthened; however, the system began to weaken again on approach." TropicalAnalystwx13(talk) 12:42, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
Eh, that looks kinda like a cliffhanger because it makes you wonder, "on approach" to what? However, I will add it anyway.--12george1 (talk) 18:43, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
I actually read it wrong the first time, so I reverted back to your original wording. TropicalAnalystwx13(talk) 21:56, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
"Ella had a role in the Cuban Revolution as the government troops of Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar stayed in their barracks during the storm while the rebels made progress under cover of Ella. Later, when the guerrillas heard about Hurricane Fifi on the radio, Che Guevara taught his illiterate comrades that entities like tropical cyclones are named in alphabetical order." - this was in the season article. How come it's not mentioned? --♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 04:27, 8 March 2013 (UTC)