Talk:List of tropical cyclone records

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There seems to be a bit of an overlap between here and List of notable tropical cyclones. Perhaps rename this to List of tropical cyclone records, which is what it seems to be functioning as. Hurricanehink (talk) 17:19, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, it's focused on that, serving as a condensed version. I'll rename it. It also fits weather records and tornado records, extreme was simply what the BAMS article was named and is a commonly used term in the field. Evolauxia 07:52, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Anyone interested in this page might be interested in this discussion on the WPTC talk page. Hurricanehink (talk) 20:54, 26 July 2007 (UTC)


WP:MOSDATE. Please don't pipe the dates like this because of date preferences. For example, "[[April 8]] - [[April 10|10]]" turns out normally for those whose date prefs are set to the U.S. format ("April 8 - 10"), but not for those on the UK format ("8 April - 10"). Chacor 16:02, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

U.S./Atlantic bias[edit]

Any particular reason for basin-specific records, only Atlantic records are listed? Also, the sole source being used right now is definitely not enough. It's also not up to date (Gamede broke the record for 72-hour rainfall in February 2007). Chacor 16:08, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

[1] I'm not saying it should be removed, I'm saying that if Atlantic records are there then other basin's records should be included too. Chacor 06:26, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Size of Tip[edit]

This page states that winds extended 1380 miles from the centre of Tip - i.e. its radius. gives that distance as the diameter. One of them must be wrong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:58, 12 September 2011 (UTC)


The Hurricane Sandy's immense size broke the record of Tip?-- ✯Earth100✯ ☉‿☉TalkContribs 06:00, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

No. Sandy's maximum size while being tropical was 945 mi. At peak intensity, Tip was a 1,380 mi-sized typhoon. ABC paulista (talk) 22:50, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Cyclone Hudhud[edit]

Cyclone HudHud had Most intense (lowest central pressure) 960 mbar (hPa); 28.35 inHg. So I Updated the Table. here the source: Ram nareshji (talk) 12:28, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Except it wasnt the most intense or the lowest central pressure ever recorded. That honour belongs to Tip atm.Jason Rees (talk) 14:02, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Contradiction for the Costliest storm[edit]

Katrina is noted here. However, the table notes Katrina as the second costliest for the Atlantic basin, in this section: KyuuA4 (Talk:キュウ) 23:21, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Katrina is the costliest based on actual dollars. The 1926 hurricane is based on wealth normalization, which takes into account inflation and population increase. Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 23:44, 17 March 2015 (UTC)