Template talk:United States winter storms

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Major recentist bias[edit]

According to the template, there were more blizzards in the past 12 years than the previous 100. It seems that every recent snowfall has made it in here, but older storms are only included if they were extremely significant. This is possibly the worst case of recentism I've ever seen.

I'd appreciate a discussion over how significant a storm must be to be included, but if there's no input in the next week or so, I'll formulate some criteria myself. ypnypn (talk) 02:50, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

  • I conquer, but have no idea what such criteria should be. —D-Rock 16:09, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Blizzards in the 1980's[edit]

Why are the blizzards in the 1980's being omitted from this navbox? The New York Metropolitan Area had two in the early-1980s; One in 1982 and the other in 1983. The on in '82 was actually known for occurring in April and forced the New York Yankees to postpone their opening day game. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 14:42, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

UPDATE - A nice list of missing blizzards here. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 23:41, 24 May 2014 (UTC)
See WP:EXISTING. Unless there are clearly defined criteria like an annual award or sports event, navigation templates are generally for subjects with Wikipedia articles. PrimeHunter (talk) 00:09, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Blizzard of 1949[edit]

Tonight, there was a 1 hour show on PBS about the great blizzard of 1949. I was amazed to not find an article on Wikipedia about it.

SbmeirowTalk • 03:54, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Unfortunately, many highly notable winter storms don't have articles - named tropical cyclones just seem to attract more attention for some reason. Help in improving our coverage is always appreciated! – Juliancolton | Talk 04:08, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll put it on my long "todo" list, lol. • SbmeirowTalk • 04:50, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Addition of events without major ice/snow[edit]

The Tornado outbreak of November 27–30, 2016 and Tornado outbreak of February 28 – March 1, 2017 events don't belong in this template. They had no major ice/snow components in them. The rationale that the latter had snow on its northern side and is included in 2016–17 North American winter doesn't render it appropriate to include them in the template. Having some snow as part of a system does not make the system a "major" snow or ice event, and inclusion in the winter article is irrelevant to the issue, as the winter article is not limited to winter storms. The template is getting unwieldy as it is; it makes no sense to be including articles that don't even use the words "ice" or "snow" in them. This template was designed for major ice and snow storms, not major storm systems that had any amount of snowfall. The "major" describes the words "snow" and "ice", not "events". Inks.LWC (talk) 21:47, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

I guess I'll go ahead and remove them, really just misplaced storms. —JJBers 04:38, 19 March 2017 (UTC)