Talk:Hurricane Martha

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Good article Hurricane Martha 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.
January 4, 2013 Good article nominee Listed
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Opening sentence[edit]

You need a better source for the opening. You can't use HURDAT to say it was the only landfall. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 16:46, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

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

Reviewer: TheAustinMan (talk · contribs) 17:36, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Hello again George! I will be reviewing Martha. TheAustinMan(Talk·Works) 17:36, 4 January 2013 (UTC)


  • "... reported in the impacts countries." → impacts → impacted
  • "Agricultural land was flooded in Almirante, Bocas del Toro and inundated streets and low-lying areas in Puerto Armuelles, Chiriquí." You don't provide the substance (rain!) that inundated streets in low-lying areas. From what I read, agricultural land inundated streets. You could instead say, "Agricultural land was flooded in Almirante, Bocas del Toro and streets became inundated in low-lying areas of Puerto Armuelles, Chiriquí."
  • Fixed, though notice I did mention rain in the previous sentence.--12george1 (talk) 21:31, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
  • "...5 deaths were reported." → "...five deaths were reported."
  • But I consistently write the numbers numerically, why should I suddenly spell-it out now?--12george1 (talk) 21:31, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Meteorological history[edit]

  • "According to the Best Track..." Instead of calling it just 'best track,' maybe you could say HURDAT?
  • Well, there hasn't been a re-analysis by HURDAT yet.--12george1 (talk) 21:31, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
  • "...tropical cyclone attained a maximum sustained winds..." No need to have the article 'a.'
  • Fixed; I actually meant to say "a maximum sustain wind speed..."--12george1 (talk) 21:31, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
  • "...pressure of 980 mbar (29 inHg)[5] though it was later..." You need a comma before the reference.
  • "Operationally, winds were thought to be only 50 mph (85 km/h)..." So, did it change? If it still is 50 mph, there's no need to say operationally.
  • Yes it changed, since the post season analysis shows that it was actually 20 mph stronger than in real-time; Martha made landfall with winds of 70 mph (110 km/h).--12george1 (talk) 21:31, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Preparations and impact[edit]

  • "...pertained to tides in the Gulf of Mosquitoes." → Change GOM to Mosquito Gulf and link to Golfo de los Mosquitos.
  • "...of agriculture land..." → "...of agricultural land..."
  • " city of San Jose." You need an é.

That's all I have for this review. Once the issues are fixed, I'll pass. Nice work! TheAustinMan(Talk·Works) 17:36, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Hurricane Martha/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Look for more impact information, ideally outside of NOAA. Looks good otherwise. –Juliancolton Tropical Cyclone 23:41, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Last edited at 22:46, 12 October 2010 (UTC). Substituted at 18:32, 29 April 2016 (UTC)