Template talk:Atlantic hurricane best track

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Use this template to create references to hurdat entries. There are two parameters, year and id, that provide the year and storm number of the storm. This produces a <ref>-style reference for it. It has to be used with subst: (not sure if this is a bug or not).


Perhaps this should be renamed to {{template:Hurdat-ATL}} as there is also an eastern Pacific HURDAT. As a matter of fact, similar templates could be made for other basins (for example, {{template:Hurdat-WPac}} for the western Pacific). Doing this would extend the benefits of this template (such as not having to update dozens of best track reference links and titles every year) to other basins. Thoughts? Miss Madeline | Talk to Madeline 06:31, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

  • It would be good to get templates set up for the BT databases for the Easy Hurdat, EPAC Hurdat, JMA, NIO, BOM, (AUS/SHEM) and SPAC BTS and i would agree with the renaming of this template but not to Hurdat-ATL as i think Atlantic Hurdat is better.Jason Rees (talk) 15:07, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
    • Agreed, it'd be great if we had this for every basin. Maybe rename it {{Atlantic best track}}, {{EPAC best track}}, and stuff? HURDAT itself only refers to Atlantic basin hurricane database, as per the HURDAT website. ♬♩ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:44, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
      • That sounds good.Jason Rees (talk) 15:47, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
        • Moved and created one for the epac (EPAC hurricane best track)
          • I thought we already had a template for the Atlantic best track. I remember using it in 2008, and I don't think this was its name. Thegreatdr (talk) 16:52, 8 January 2011 (UTC)