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hey hunter wazz up!!!--balz 02:21, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Re: Expansion of 2004 article

I asked the same to hurricanehink and got this:"14) I would say yes, but eventally. The articles in 2003 and 2004 currently aren't the best of quality, so the existing articles need to be bettered before adding new ones." You may write them-but dont post them up until that area is done.HurricaneCraze32 16:46, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

Maybe. We should make it set up like 2005-Timeline/Regular/Stats & Storms.You have MSN Messenger-we can talk there.HurricaneCraze32 16:55, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
It takes too long over e-mail and do you have Windows Messenger?Singning up for MSN easy-just go to their site.HurricaneCraze32 17:01, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
OK. Just have to ask my parents. They might say no; So don't be alarmed. íslenska hurikein #12(samtal) 17:02, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes I was just about to say that.HurricaneCraze32 17:10, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Whats taking?HurricaneCraze32 17:19, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

We'll use mine.HurricaneCraze32 17:25, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Meet me at Template:X9HurricaneCraze32 17:32, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Its just a sandbox,look at my progress there.HurricaneCraze32 17:56, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Not yet-feel like reviving any articles there are?HurricaneCraze32 18:38, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
I finished it.List of storms in the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season.HurricaneCraze32 14:04, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
No. We have to finish the 2004 main page first.HurricaneCraze32 15:14, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE???HurricaneCraze32 17:24, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Tropical cyclones WikiProject Newsletter #1

Number 1, June 4, 2006

The Hurricane Herald

This is the monthly newsletter of WikiProject Tropical Cyclones. The Hurricane Herald aims to give a summary of the activities of the WikiProject over the past month and upcoming events over the next month. In addition monthly tropical cyclone activity will be summarized.

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Storm of the month

Typhoon Chanchu was the first typhoon and first super typhoon of the 2006 Pacific typhoon season. Forming on May 9 over the open western Pacific Ocean, Chanchu moved over the Philippines on the 11th. There, it dropped heavy rainfall, causing mudslides, crop damage, and 41 deaths. It moved into the South China Sea, where it rapidly strengthened to a super typhoon on May 14, one of only two super typhoons recorded in the sea. It turned to the north, weakened, and struck the Fujian province of China as a minimal typhoon on the 17th. The typhoon flooded 192 houses, while heavy rainfall caused deadly mudslides. In China, Chanchu caused at least 25 deaths and $480 million in damage (2006 USD). Elsewhere on its path, strong waves from the typhoon sank eleven Vietnamese ships, killing at least 44 people. In Taiwan, heavy rainfall killed two people, while in Japan, severe waves killed one person and injured another.

Other tropical cyclone activity

New articles and improvements wanted

Member of the month

This isn't the generic barnstar, we just don't have a WPTC star yet…

The May member of the month is TitoXD. The WikiProject awards this to him for his brilliant work in improving articles. TitoXD joined the WikiProject in October just after it had been founded. Since then he has contributed substantially to many articles, for example Hurricane Nora (1997), which is currently a Featured Article Candidate. He is also actively involved in the assessment of articles and so helps to improve many more articles.

Explanation of content

If you have a topic which is not directly related to any specific article but is relevant to the WikiProject bring it up on the Newsletters talk page, and it will probably be included in a future edition of The Hurricane Herald.

These two sections are decided by the community on the newsletter's talk page:

  • Storm of the month: This is determined by a straw poll on the page. While all storms will be mentioned on the newsletter, the selected storm will be described in more detail.
  • Member of the month: Nominations are made on the talk page, voting is by secret ballot; read the talk page for details. The winner receives the WikiProject's barnstar (when we make it).

Main Page content

Storm article statistics

Grade April May June
Featured article FA 7 7 10
A-Class article A 4 5 7
GA 0 3 5
B 62 66 82
Start 154 177 168
Stub 13 12 10
Total 240 263 282
Less than B
69.6 71.6 63.1

The assessment scale

  • The cyclone assessment scale is one of the bases of the new assessment scale for Version 1.0 of Wikipedia. It splits articles into several categories by quality, to identify which articles are "finished" and which ones still need to be improved.
  • The assessment scale by itself counts of several grades:
    • FA: reserved for articles that have been identified as featured content only.
    • A: this grade is given to articles that are considered ready for Wikipedia:peer review. The way to get this grade assigned to an article is by asking other cyclone editors at the WikiProject's assessment page.
    • GA: reserved for articles that have passed a good article nomination.
    • B: these articles are "halfway there", and have most of the details of a complete article, yet it still has significant gaps in its coverage.
    • Start: articles that fall in this category have a decent amount of content, yet it is weak in many areas. Be bold and feel free to improve them!
    • Stub: these articles are mostly placeholders, and may in some cases be useless for the reader. It needs a lot of work to be brought to A-Class level.
  • The way to use these assessments is by adding a parameter to the WikiProject template on the articles talk page ({{hurricane|class=B}} as an example). This feeds the article into a category which is read and parsed to create an assessment table, summary and log.

2004 Hurricane season

If you want to make such a big change as you did, you should really discuss it first. How do you plan on making the List of 2004 hurricanes and the 2004 season different? Do you plan on having articles for all storms? Do you even plan on bettering the existing articles? I noticed you put Charley and Frances up for GA. Just to let you know, I withdrew them. I am in the process of redoing the 2004 season storms. I've already done Alex, Bonnie, and Matthew, and I am working on Charley. Charley still needs a lot of work, too much to consider putting it up for GA. Frances's article is bad, as well. Hurricanehink (talk) 16:36, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Re: Nate and Maria

The death should be mentioned in both. Not sure what to do about their infoboxes. Maybe list 1 with a note on both of them? Sorry I can't be more helpful, but this sort of situation is never fun. Hurricanehink (talk) 18:43, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

A possible job for you

Please take no offense by any of the following. I was just looking over at the Simple English Wikipedia, and it is really lacking in hurricane articles. I notice some of your writing is a little simplistic, and you are interested in article creating. The articles are about done here, but there's a world of articles for you to make there. You are too valuable of an asset to have waiting around here, as what we're mostly doing is making small changes to get articles to FA class. Looking at your passion for tropical cyclones, you should consider it. It will need to get done eventually, and I'm sure there would be other people around here to help out there. I mean no offense by this, but your writing is a little too simplistic for here in places. On the Simple English Wikipedia, your work would be extremely appreciated, and you can write on just about anything about tropical cyclones. All you would have to do is make sure you use short sentences and a spell checker. Give it a thought, and let me know what you think. Hurricanehink (talk) 21:01, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Alright, I was just checking. Work is a little boring around here now, so there's not a whole lot to do. Also, thanks very much for the barnstar! Hurricanehink (talk) 02:00, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
Thank you for the kind words! Hurricanehink (talk) 20:54, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

--JG55 21:11, 7 June 2006 (UTC)Hunter please go one the chat!!!!

Nor'easter AoI:... err something like that

Hey Ice, are you gonna make a Nor'easter Danielle, because dude, theres a noreaster-like low active right now. →Cyclone1 23:09, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

It formed on ..err, had a decent rotaion on June 7, 0900 UTC (gibbs image), and dissapated on... well it hasn't dissapated yet but its losing it'd nice, defined circulation. It may have reached a peak around here. Sure I can help out with this storm if you want me too. Isn't it great to be getting a noreaster in June?! Thats like only happened once or twice before. (I'd prefer it be named Alberto and be in the gulf looking smaller and more tropical, though, heading towards me in Florida) →Cyclone1 14:04, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
and, by the way, I meant AoI not AoL. My mistake. Lol. →Cyclone1 14:12, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
So, I'll write it if you'll upload an image. →Cyclone1 17:18, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
That's fine. In the words of Hurricanhink, "Yea, I hate when life interferes with life or vice versa! :) Hurricanehink 22:20, 25 March 2006 (UTC)" →Cyclone1 19:58, 8 June 2006 (UTC)


HUNTER whats up nm here im in larts and im looking at ur website!!ITs so good well g2g summer and alllie say hey!!1--JG55 14:03, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Re: Patsy and Hermine

I mean no offense by any of the following. For Patsy, it needs more storm history and impact, as well as inline sources throughout the entire article. For Hermine, first I must ask why? What do you think people would rather see more, a good article on a notable hurricane, or an adequate article on a tropical storm that caused next to no damage? Please calm down on the article creating. If you really want to make a lot of articles, consider Simple Wikipedia again. Here, we are working hard on fixing a lot of old mistakes, and are, in essense, rebuilding the Wikiproject to version 2.0. We want everything sourced, good writing, and plenty of information. Not all storms can have articles, and Hermine might be one of those storms. If you were to publish that, I would propose for it to be merged, simply based on the lack of good substance. Hermine is like how articles used to be made. We're trying for better quality, and Hermine simply isn't that good. First, the intro should be longer, but that's minor. The storm history has next to nothing in it. You should follow the advice for making a good article that was sent out last month. By that, I mean the storm history should be at least two paragraphs, with detailed information on its genesis, peak, track, and demise. The impact is practically a rewrite of the TCR. You need more than one source for an impact area. How do you know that few realized a tropical storm was approaching? I would strongly recommend against publishing Hermine like that. Patsy could use some work first, and then it could be published. Hurricanehink (talk) 18:23, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Typhoon Chanchu (Vietnamese)

There weren't much new info in the Vietnamese version. I translated the new paragraph in the talk page. DHN 01:05, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Tropical cyclone Wikiproject

Hello Icelandic Hurricane, I was just dropping by your userpage, until I found out that in your userboxes, you were involved in some special wikiprojects. Well I was just wondering, but I also wished if I can also join in the tropical cyclone wikiproject too. So, I was asking you how I can get in if you were able to give me some help. Okay, so what I was doing, I was just dropping by. See you later. User:Alastor Moody 21:57, June 13 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the help. User:Alastor Moody 23:00, June 13 2006 (UTC)

--JG55 10:25, 14 June 2006 (UTC)Hunter what is wrong with you why dont you love your friends! Dont you care about them!

Hunter!Were Opsticmistic ((Wow i dont now how to spell))Buddys!!Hunter go to my party....u have to do u now anyone else thats comin ??? talk back!!! Thanxs --JG55 20:37, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

WFB Vice Presidnet

Hunter, We need to start the WFB thing again we drifted!!!! --JG55 22:05, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Your article, Typhoon Patsy (1970), was selected for DYK!

Updated DYK query On June 16, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Typhoon Patsy (1970), which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

Thanks for your contributions! ++Lar: t/c 01:29, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Chris Daughtry Userbox

Hi, my name's Evan Robidoux. I noticed the userbox you have with the picture of Chris Daughtry on it. I'm afraid to tell you that the picture is copyrighted and can not be used on userpages. Sorry to dissappoint you :(

--Evan Robidoux 21:21, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Chris Daughtry's Middle Name

Can you prove that Chris's middle name is Adam, because all sources say his name is Jacob? Please answer on my talk page. íslenska hurikein #12(samtal) 13:23, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Well, I could lead you to the official American Idol thread where they are verifying that he is Chris Adam Daughtry. Actually, there are various sources pointing out at different things. At his homecoming party, his family referred to him as "Christopher Adam Daughtry". Plus, someone on the official American Idol boards looked his name up in the Yellow Pages. He is indeed Christopher Adam Daughtry, there. However, many people say it is Jacob. Someone even said it is Vincent. So, I'm not quite sure. You might just have to go to the American Idol boards to verify that. Please check here. Thanks. 17:07, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Re:Tropical Storm leslie

Yeah thats what I said about Leslie being a possible start class article. I'm gonna try to get it cleaned up to make a real article. All I need is more Florida impact. A near billion dollar storm needs an article, I think. Sorry about replying this late. →Cyclone1 16:56, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Re: Your sandbox

For Aere, I can hardly assess it, given that there's no research done to it. For Debby, there's nothing much there. There's a little impact, but not enough to justify an article. Same with Jose. Please, calm down with the article creating. There isn't much need for new articles. We need more good articles. If you can make a good new article, that's fine, but you're not putting enough effort into them. It would be more advantageous to put the effort you are using into an existing article. Hurricanehink (talk) 03:14, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

It's only ok. There's simply not a lot there, and there's not enough new information in that to justify having a separate article. I'll just copy and paste what I wrote above, seeing as you just ignored it. Please, calm down with the article creating. There isn't much need for new articles. We need more good articles. If you can make a good new article, that's fine, but you're not putting enough effort into them. It would be more advantageous to put the effort you are using into an existing article. Hurricanehink (talk) 23:07, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Graphics

Alberto (2006)

If you take a look at the graphics on the main web site, the graphics do not contain an isohyet for amounts under one inch. Be sure that those amounts are on the parent spreadsheet though...the small amounts are not ignored, they just haven't been mapped for the 170+ storms in the climatology. Thegreatdr 19:40, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Hurricane Debby


  • Opening:
    • Opening sentence should have a more interesting fact, the current generic one is rather dull.
    • Decapitalistion of headings - should be "Storm history", not "Storm History"
    • Move Image:07LDEBBY04.jpg down to impact
    • Fix the mistake in the infobox (Kammuri)
  • Storm history:
    • First paragraph of storm history needs cleanup, Debby didn't begin when a tropical wave moved off the African coast; it formed from a tropical wave moving off the African coast.
    • Tropical Depression 1?
    • 60 mph is TS strength... it shouldn't have had a numbered TD stage, it should've immediately become TS 07L, rather than TD7. (I don't know for sure, I'm going by what you put in your sandbox)
    • "But the hurricane force winds were very concentrated; 74+ mph winds only existed 25 miles from the center." Remove the mention of 74+, and link "hurricane force" to either the SSHS or the Beaufort scale.
    • "A peak intensity of 85 mph was later measured, but with a minimum central pressure of only 1004 mbar. After weakening slightly, it reached its lowest pressure of 991 mbar, but with only 80 mph winds." needs a cite.
    • Change "22nd" to "August 22", fully wikilinked.
    • "Only three hours later, Hurricane Debby struck St. Barthelemy also with 75 mph winds. And another six hours later, the tropical system moved over Virgin Gorda at the same intensity." sounds weird, instead, try "Shortly after, Debby also struck St. Barthelemy and Virgin Gorda as a minimal hurricane."
  • Preparations
    • Spelling - Puerto Rico
    • "In other places falling in the range of Debby's predicted path" sounds weird, try "Elsewhere within range of Debby's predicted path"
    • "On Antigua, many places lost their electricity, likely to prevent storm damage." makes little sense to me.
    • "And when the hurricane began to churn the waters off the coast of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Hovensa Oil Refinery in St.Croix had to be shut down. This caused gas prices to raise." Don't start sentences with "And". Poor grammatical form, try "When the hurricane moved into waters off the coast of the ..."
    • Warnings and watches isn't needed unless you perhaps talk about the impact of the warnings, like if any false warnings were issued etc. Otherwise it's just useless trivia.
  • Impact
    • "And away from the storm in the southernmost end of the Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago had a feeder band develop over the country. That resulted in flooding in the Barrackpore region." again with the "and"... simple removing the and would work here.
    • U.S. section needs metrification.
    • "And in the nearby town of La Vega, bridges over the Piedra River and Jumunucu River collapsed due to the heavy rainfall and flooding." No "and" needed.
    • Spelling - Another
    • "Port-De-Paix, Haiti, encountered some outer rain bands that tore away many tin roofs from the numerous shanties and flooded some homes." extraneous comma after Haiti - do you say "Atlanta, encountered some ..."?
    • "A storm surge also swept away one home, but without any reports of injury or death." Storm surge is plural.
    • Lack of retirement: Change "wasn't" to "was not".

I'd say start-class. NSLE 06:31, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

For all this, you'd proabably have a mid-B-class article I think. Haven't had time to look at the others yet. NSLE 13:33, 22 June 2006 (UTC)
Even though some of the same cloud mass seemed to pass from Debby to the subtropical cyclone (which some forecast offices called a tropical storm in real-time), I remember watching Debby's low level circulation die in real-time across the northwest Caribbean well to the west-southwest of its old thunderstorm activity. It would be nice if it were the same low, because my track forecast took it across the Bahamas. =) Remember, it has to be the same trackable low pressure center to keep the same TC name. What happenned to Lenny after TPC dropped it would be a great example...the low tracked almost clear across the Atlantic (a 3 week eastward trek) before retograding to within a few hundred miles east of Bermuda on the first days of December. If it were deemed tropical/subtropical during any portion of the later track, it would have kept the name Lenny. Thegreatdr 19:59, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Piracy

  • Hello Icelandic Hurricane,
Thanks for joining WikiProject Piracy. A temporary project page is now available, if you'd like to take a look around. MadMax 23:10, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Re:2005 Cards

Ignore that.I made yugioh cards with them.HurricaneCraze32 18:59, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

No-thats illegal to be used with-i made them for fun.HurricaneCraze32 19:05, 24 June 2006 (UTC)
NRN. I wanna finish the article i was working on.HurricaneCraze32 19:07, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

Newsletter #1



hunter we have to continue thge wbf cause we like forgot about it what should we do and write back--balz 15:21, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Typhoon Aere

I'll have a look at it in a while. NSLE 13:34, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Okay, my thoughts: Firstly, your talk page is not a forum, get your friends to stop treating this like a discussion board, please.


  • General:
    • Where are the references/sources? I see only one. You should not make this an article without more sources.
    • Link Marshallese language
    • Aere was contributed by the United States
    • More needed in the introduction, it's currently too short. Look at Typhoon Joan (1970) or Typhoon Chanchu (2006).
    • Infobox: Highest winds should be given in kt (km/h, mph), as the JMA and JTWC do all WPac advisories in knots and hence should be considered as the standard unit for this basin.
    • Metrification
    • "Observations over land with Aere were numerous. In the Ryukyu Islands, the lowest pressure observed was 960.9 mbar (hPa) at Ishigakijima, which received 314.5 mm of rainfall between the 23rd and 25th. Ishigakijima, Okinawa, spent as long as eight hours within Aere's eye, which was about 110 kilometers (67 miles) in diameter at the time." – Then where is the Ryukyu Islands in the infobox?
    • Source for PAGASA name
    • Properly link all dates, please. "By the 16th" should become "By August 16", et cetera.
    • Please, stop copying verbatim from the JTWC.

That's all I'll give you, as a lot of it is copied verbatim from the JTWC report. You should not make this a full article until you actually WRITE it, even if it is in the public domain. NSLE 03:13, 27 June 2006 (UTC)


Hey Hunter! We need to hang out!If you want to leave me somethin on the chatroom or tel allie shes always on!! Well go on the chat room soooooooon so we can hangout!!!!!!!!byes!--JG55 21:13, 26 June 2006 (UTC)


hey hunter we all have to get together soon plz like c a movie or something!!! c ya later!!

Quick Notice

Editing part time. ForestH2

Storm numbers for 2006 Pacific typhoon season

Thanks for adding those back. I wasn't sure about whether I should've add them or not, which is why I reverted the edit in the first place. I'll have to remember to add the numbers later on. --Coredesat talk. o.o;; 12:36, 29 June 2006 (UTC)