User talk:Miss Madeline/Archive Early 2006

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Birthday... freaky

You, me and Tito all share December 17 as a brithday o.o NSLE (T+C+CVU) 01:09, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

€2cc FAC page

Hi! TantalumTelluride has changed the reference style. May I ask you to re-consider supporting? If not, could you please tell me in greater detail which sections need more sources before you would support? And regarding the list issue – I really think it is not; compare it, for example, to United Nations member states: That is a list. ;) Thanks for your input! —Nightstallion (?) 06:49, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

"The referencing is much nicer. . I still think that this is a list. Some other people have also thought that, such as KTC. I'd like to point out that right now there is no consensus in this discussion as to whether this is a list or not. If it is not a list, then the sections written as a list should be converted to prose if possible. The lead needs to be expanded. It should summarize everything else. Miss Madeline | Talk to Madeline 23:55, 11 January 2006 (UTC)"

Everything that was a list now isn't, and the lead has been expanded. Is that good enough for you to support, or is there anything else I can do? Thanks either way! —Nightstallion (?) 06:42, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

2002 season

Your changes to 2002 Pacific hurricane season were lost in a revert I did. Some user renamed it as Pacific hurricane season (2002); you made changes to the original which lost all the version history. I tried to revert your changes and move the article back, but I couldn't. An admin will have to move the article back; in the meantime you should copy your changes over to the new article name. I messaged the user to tell him to stop moving articles (most of the pacific articles were moved, though most can be easily moved back it seems); further discussion is on Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject Tropical cyclones. Jdorje 21:18, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Hah! Moving an article to a stupid name has got to be a pretty rare form of vandalism (though in this case it was well-intentioned, but the result is the same). But, it's going to be a pain to fix it. Jdorje 21:28, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Categorizing your pages

Michelle T's user pages are showing up on categories. While working on articles in your user space, you should remove the categories. The easiest way to do this is to turn them into a link by typing :category, so for example, instead of putting this page in the Hurricane category, it appears like this Category:Hurricanes. When you copy over the articles all you have to do is remove the colon. If the categories are from a template, start all templates with tl| this will display the template instead of using it. Any questions? Ask on my talk page. -- Samuel Wantman 08:15, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Pacific dab

The dab shouldn't link to anything except what's being disambiguated (so no link to tropical cyclone is needed I think - it just adds confusion). Also, if you dab between Pacific hurricanes and Pacific typhoons, is a dab needed for the south pacific? Jdorje 22:32, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

I don't really see the need for a dab, but neither does it hurt anything really. I don't think the dab (or other tedious details about scope) should be in the intro section. Jdorje 00:38, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
Well, I wasn't saying it should be removed entirely. A paragraph about scope might be appropriate. It just shouldn't be in the intro. Jdorje 18:37, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

refs

Well, I find <ref> and <reference> to be a lot easier. But if you actually prefer one way, that's fine. Jdorje 19:55, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

DYK

Updated DYK query Did you know? has been updated. A fact from the article Hurricane Kathleen (1976), which you recently created, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

storm tracks

Oh yeah, I meant to tell you (though I said it on the wikiproject talk) that I uploaded pacific 1997-2004 hurricane tracks. When you're ready I can upload older ones. — jdorje (talk) 19:12, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Pacific hurricane

There should be an article Pacific hurricane, corresponding roughly to Atlantic hurricane and South Atlantic tropical cyclone. You're probably the best person to write such an article. — jdorje (talk) 21:46, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

NOAA Photo library

I don't really know much about this other than what I've learned when uploading files, but...if the NOAA library credits the photos to someone else, then that person or organization owns the copyright. Unless it's another U.S. government organization, it's probably not public domain. Works of state governments or educational institutions are not public domain. However it may be possible to use it under fair use - I'm not entirely sure how this works but it means you upload it to en.wikipedia (NOT to commons) and mark it as copyrighted but used under fair use...then each use of the image within wikipedia has to be justified and the copyright owner credited. Obviously it would be preferable to find PD images. — jdorje (talk) 03:08, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Note that a bunch of NOAA library photos have been uploaded to wikipedia and to commons and marked as being made by NOAA. Some of these may have been uploaded and marked incorrectly. We just need to be careful not to add to the problem. — jdorje (talk) 03:09, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Hurricane Floyd

I saw that you were active in Hurricane-related articles. Would you mind taking a look and offering some advice for the peer review at Wikipedia:Peer review/Hurricane Floyd/archive1. Also, I see from your user page that you are Canadian. Please review Wikipedia:Canadian wikipedians' notice board. It helps keep users informed on Canadian-related Wikipedia activities. The notice board can provide valuable resources for contributing to Canada-related articles, accessing knowledgable and helpful Canadian editors, and participating in Canadian-specific aspects of the Wikipedia community. Also, please consider signing the members list at Wikipedia:Canadian wikipedians' notice board/members. --maclean25 09:18, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

DYK

Updated DYK query Did you know? has been updated. A fact from the article Tropical cyclone prediction model, which you recently created, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--Gurubrahma 12:38, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

introduction

Each articles introduction (WP:LEAD) section should give a short summary of the article. So season articles should have at least 2 paragraphs giving the summary. Only if a lot more is needed is a separate summary section required. — jdorje (talk) 00:17, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

This should just go in the lead section - like in 1972_Pacific_hurricane_season. — jdorje (talk) 00:40, 23 February 2006 (UTC)
I redid most of the AHS intros already. Each intro gives the introductory sentence (taken from a template), a quick summary of the activity, and a quick summary of the most notable storms. Other basins should probably also include this info in the lead section. — jdorje (talk) 00:47, 23 February 2006 (UTC)


Matthew Brettingham

You nominated the above page for FA removal. Perhaps you would like to return to defend your action [1] Giano | talk 10:49, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

Tropical cyclones

If you know of specific sources to look, let me know and I'll see what I can do. The American Meteorological Society took over publishing Monthly Weather Review from NOAA in 1973 and that's why that thereafter issues weren't publically available. This year the AMS opened up back issues 5 years and older on all their journals to free public access. If you go to the AMS's MWR page, you will be able to access everything up through March 2001. I have access to all issues of all AMS journals. Evolauxia 23:21, 4 March 2006 (UTC)

You are welcome. I hope you found what you were looking for. Evolauxia 07:27, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Re: Picture

Now that is nice. What an incredible find! Thank you Exolauxia! -- §HurricaneERIC§Damagesarchive 18:21, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

DYK

Updated DYK query Did you know? has been updated. A fact from the article Typhoon Nancy (1961), which you recently created, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--Gurubrahma 17:52, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

User:Michelle T

The old account should be banned now, and I'm going to protect your old pages now. If you need any more help, feel free to ask me. Thanks! Titoxd(?!? - help us) 05:11, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Atlantic Cat 5 list

Left a comment on talk about the redundant first sentence. Hope it's not a big deal to leave it off the first graf. Cheers. -- DavidH 20:19, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Since you reverted, I tried a different wording. Rather than just reverting again, please explain on the talk page how repeating the title exactly is "explaining" what the article is about, and how "This is a list.." is an accurate first sentence when the article in fact has multiple lists, ranking storms by different criteria, along with quite of bit of information in paragraph form. Hope we can reach consensus, thanks. DavidH 20:49, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Re:Pictures

I have made an account on Wikimedia Commons. But I can't figure out how you upload the pictures on to it, or else I would already be doing it. Can you please help me? Icelandic Hurricane #12 12:33, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

List of Alberta premiers timeline

I've posted about the timeline layout in the FLC discussion, please check it. Regards. Afonso Silva 23:28, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Re: I need help from you

I'm actually not sure if that's even possible. I checked Help:EasyTimeline syntax, and it doesn't appear to say anything about reversing the timeline so that the earliest date is on top. If there is a way to do this, I will support making the change. Alr 01:22, 6 April 2006 (UTC)


Hurricane Joan

Yes, I will do it. You can always ask for me to do something, and even better is if it is a translation. Thank you! juan andrés 00:10, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Need help? I searched for Hurricane Joan in spanish, and found a few potentially useful sites.

Hopefully they can help at all. Hurricanehink 00:13, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

I think that the Costa Rican page is perfect. But my question is, which sections should I expand. juan andrés 23:20, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Oh... Thank you so much. And also thank you for supporting my idea! You can help to improve the 1997 Pacific Hurricane Season to featured status, remember that you can help! juan andrés 20:40, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Jordan Calloway

Even though the actor is listed on IMDB, he doesn't have many acting credits under his belt. More importantly, I don't believe that he meets WP:BIO's notability requirements, which is why another editor removed the article. Cheers. --Madchester 00:26, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

2004 Hurricane Season Summaries in MWR

The 2004 Atlantic and Eastern North Pacific Hurricane Annual Summary articles are in the March 2006, Monthly Weather Review, 134 (3). I can provide it directly but not post it publically since it's copyrighted. Let me know if you or anyone is interested. Evolauxia 18:03, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Monthly Weather Review up to 5 years preceding the present month is now freely available to the public on the AMS website. Also, the NOAA Library has some of the older stuff (from the beginning in the 19th century) here. I can provide papers for anything from 5 years ago to the present. Evolauxia 07:32, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Fair Use

I am not a scholar on Fair Use, so I don't know if it applies or not. My gut feeling would be that it probably does not fall under Fair Use, since the article isn't about that newspaper clipping, it's about the storm. Why do you want it in the article? --Golbez 22:57, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

hi. would you teach me?

would you teach me where to start editing one article?Felisberto4May2006(UTC)

thank you miss madeleine

miss madeleine thank you for your precious help.as for editing i will do my best.May the peace be upon you. Felisberto5 May2006(UTC)


wait.this thing is more difficult than i thought where is link create an article?im ready to edit but dont see where to start.i dont want to edit my talk page but to create an article.if you could help me i would be grateful.Felisberto5 May2006(UTC)

once again

thank you.Felisberto6May2006{UTC}

Featured article candidate: Roman Naming Conventions

I changed the name per your recommendations. Please reobserve the article, and, if you feel it is now acceptable, alter your vote or expound on your comments. Thank you, Rrpbgeek 18:26, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Typhoon of 1944

Just curious, do you have a source for the image of the Typhoon of 1944? None is currently listed in the image page. Hurricanehink 21:36, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, and I figured it was PD. Hurricanehink 22:14, 8 May 2006 (UTC)


Governors of Delaware

Thanks for your helpful improvements to this article, especially the style="width:90%". I hated the odd shapes of the tables, but did not know how to fix them. I am applying this new knowledge to other similar articles. Your involvement in this article has been pleasant, useful, and much appreciated. stilltim 10:24, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Hello

I visited your userpage via the tropical cyclone article history page, having edited that article myself a few times recently (anonymously using a dynamic ISP 203.63.92.??? because I only decided to get an account in the last day or two). I notice that we have some interests in common, in particular music and languages (speaking of languages, I have humbly tried my hand at conlanging; I don't know if that interests you). Chocolate goes without saying. I generally don't like sports, but there are exceptions (I've gone skiing at Falls Creek two or three times and enjoyed it a lot, and I was a member of a field archery club for a while). See my userpage for more. Zerrakhi 17:20, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your approval of my tropical cyclone restructuring. It was quite by accident that I came to be editing that article. What happened was that I was cleaning out old email and Usenet posts on my computer when I came across a link to a website that summarises the different regional terms for severe tropical cyclones. This message wasn't important enough to keep, but just before deleting it, I decided to check whether the information on Wikipedia about regional terminology was accurate and clear. It turned out that the information was there, but buried so deeply in the article that it was quite hard to find. The article needed to be restructured so that the reader could just glance at the contents box and know exactly which section to read to find the information they want.
A lot of people say that they find it frustrating how often you improve a Wikipedia article or make it more accurate and then someone changes it back, but I've been pleasantly surprised to find that my edits are usually preserved. Sometimes I get more frustrated at how long it takes before anyone improves on my edits: it's like no-one's listening. What I like best is when my edits inspire someone else to improve an article even further. Zerrakhi 15:22, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Thank you

Dear Miss Madeline — Thank you for your support on my recent RfA. It succeeded with a final tally of 72/2/0 and I am now an administrator. I'll be taking things slowly at first and getting used to the new tools, but please let me know if there's any adminnery I can help you with in the future. —Whouk (talk) 18:13, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Re:Inline sourcing

Thank you for the definition. I've been using that a lot lately, I just never knew that's what is was called. Icelandic Hurricane #12(talk) 20:42, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

And well I'm at it, here you go;


Roman Naming Conventions

I have upgraded the article and would like to get your opinion on the new setup, and on its quality to users without knowledge of the topic. Check it out and let me know at my talk section. Thank You. Rrpbgeek 20:52, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Always c00l to hear from the l33t. Thanks. Rrpbgeek

hi

Ice tea

DO you have been working a lot? do you like ice tea?i think is good for you to relax a little bit.Being a month here i've found difficult to get to know each other people.each one in their corner dont you think so?bye14:10,Felisberto25May2006(UTC)

Tone's RfA thanks

Dear Miss Madeline/Archive Early 2006 — Thank you for your support on my recent RfA. It succeeded with a final tally of 46/2/3 so now I am an administrator. I'll be taking things slowly at first and getting used to the new tools, but please let me know if there's any anything I can help you with in the future. And please correct me, if you spot I make a mistake. Thank you again. --Tone 00:01, 27 May 2006 (UTC))

Renom of Roman Naming Conventions

I have renominated Roman naming conventions for featured article status. I am asking you to please vote and leave me your opinion(s). Rrpbgeek

Article formatting

Dear Tropical cyclone editor,

As a member of the Tropical Cyclone Wikiproject, you are receiving this message to describe how you can better tropical cyclone articles. There are hundreds of tropical cyclone articles, though many of them are poorly organized and lacking in information. Using the existing featured articles as a guide line, here is the basic format for the ideal tropical cyclone article.

  1. Infobox- Whenever possible, the infobox should have a picture for the tropical cyclone. The picture can be any uploaded picture about the storm, though ideally it should be a satellite shot of the system. If that is not available, damage pictures, either during the storm or after the storm, are suitable. In the area that says Formed, indicate the date on which the storm first developed into a tropical depression. In the area that says Dissipated, indicate the date on which the storm lost its tropical characteristics. This includes when the storm became extratropical, or if it dissipated. If the storm dissipated and reformed, include the original start date and the final end date. Highest winds should be the local unit of measurement for speed (mph in non-metric countries, km/h in metric countries), with the other unit in parenthesis. The lowest pressure should be in mbars. Damages should, when available, be in the year of impact, then the present year. The unit of currency can be at your discretion, though typically it should be in USD. Fatalities indicate direct deaths first, then indirect deaths. Areas affected should only be major areas of impact. Specific islands or cities should only be mentioned if majority of the cyclone's effects occurred there.
  2. Intro- The intro for every article should be, at a minimum, 2 paragraphs. For more impacting hurricanes, it should be 3. The first should describe the storm in general, including a link to the seasonal article, its number in the season, and other statistics. The second should include a brief storm history, while the third should be impact.
  3. Storm history- The storm history should be a decent length, relatively proportional to the longevity of the storm. Generally speaking, the first paragraph should be the origins of the storm, leading to the system reaching tropical storm status. The second should be the storm reaching its peak. The third should be post-peak until landfall and dissipation. This section is very flexible, depending on meteorological conditions, but it should generally be around 3. Storm histories can be longer than three paragraphs, though they should be less than five. Anything more becomes excessive. Remember, all storm impacts, preparations, and records can go elsewhere. Additional pictures are useful here. If the picture in the infobox is of the storm at its peak, use a landfall picture in the storm history. If the picture in the infobox is of the storm at its landfall, use the peak. If the landfall is its peak, use a secondary peak, or even a random point in the storm's history.
  4. Preparations- The preparations section can be any length, depending on the amount of preparations taken by people for the storm. Hurricane watches and warnings need to be mentioned here, as well as the number of people evacuated from the coast. Include numbers of shelters, and other info you can find on how people prepared for the storm.
  5. Impact- For landfalling storms, the impact section should be the majority of the article. First, if the storm caused deaths in multiple areas, a death table would work well in the top level impact section. A paragraph of the general effects of the storm is also needed. After the intro paragraph, impact should be broken up by each major area. It depends on the information, but sections should be at least one paragraph, if not more. In the major impact areas, the first paragraph should be devoted to meteorological statistics, including rainfall totals, peak wind gusts on land, storm surge, wave heights, beach erosion, and tornadoes. The second should be actual damage. Possible additional paragraphs could be detailed information on crop damage or specifics. Death and damage tolls should be at the end. Pictures are needed, as well. Ideally, there would be at least one picture for each sub-section in the impact, though this sometimes can't happen. For storms that impact the United States or United States territories, this site can be used for rainfall data, including an image of rainfall totals.
  6. Aftermath- The aftermath section should describe foreign aid, national aid, reconstruction, short-term and long-term environmental effects, and disease. Also, the storm's retirement information, whether it happened or not, should be mentioned here.
  7. Records- This is optional, but can't hurt to be included.
  8. Other- The ideal article should have inline sourcing, with the {{cite web}} formatting being preferable. Always double check your writing and make sure it makes sense.

Good luck with future writing, and if you have a question about the above, don't hesitate to ask.

Hurricanehink (talk) 19:53, 30 May 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 near its peak intensity
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
percentage
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.

Thank you for your support

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Dear Miss Madeline/Archive Early 2006,
Thank you very much for your support on my recent RfA. I am pleased to announce that it passed with a tally of 72/11/1, and I am now an administrator. I'll be taking things slowly at first and getting used to the tools, but please let me know if there are any admin jobs I can do to help you, now or in the future. —Cuiviénen 02:24, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Featured List Candidate

I have taken your advice and completely tablized the List of areas in the National Park System of the United States. Thanks for the constructive criticism. Nationalparks 21:00, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

List of named tropical cyclones

IIRC Hink was working up the article in his sandbox some time ago before he moved on to other tasks. More recently I began collating a more comprehensive listing and he mentioned his sandbox as having a similar purpose, so it got revitalized. A lot of the work on the current article was done offline by me and I copy/pasted that into his sandbox yesterday and got a tiny bit of fine tuning from us before I made the article. The (near) copy/pasting was prompted this reply I got from Hink on a DYK listing for the article.--Nilfanion (talk) 17:54, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Ooh, I wasn't aware that was frowned down upon. Well, I'll link the previous version in the talk page. --Hurricanehink (talk) 21:17, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Tropical cyclones WikiProject Newsletter #2

Number 2, July 2, 2006

The Hurricane Herald

This is the monthly newsletter of WikiProject Tropical Cyclones. The Hurricane Herald aims to give a summary, both of the activities of the WikiProject and global tropical cyclone activity. If you wish to change how you receive this newsletter, or no longer wish to receive it, please add your username to the appropriate section on the mailing list.

Storm of the month

Tropical Storm Alberto near peak intensity
Tropical Storm Alberto was the first tropical storm of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season. Forming on June 10 over the western Caribbean Sea, the system moved northwestward as a disorganized tropical depression due to dry air and wind shear. It passed to the west of Cuba, bringing heavy rainfall to Cuba and Grand Cayman. The rainfall damaged 37 homes and destroyed 3 in Havana. It strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico and became a tropical storm on June 11. The center reformed to the northeast near its deep convection, and Alberto reached a peak intensity of 70 mph (110 km/h) before weakening and hitting the Florida Panhandle on June 13. Alberto brought heavy rainfall to the southeastern United States, peaking at 7.16 inches in Raleigh, North Carolina. The rainfall in Florida was beneficial in places as it alleviated drought conditions. The storm indirectly caused two deaths: A pilot who crashed near Tampa due to poor conditions and a boy who drowned in the flooding in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Other tropical cyclone activity

New articles and improvements wanted

Member of the month

Cyclone barnstar

The June member of the month is Jdorje. The WikiProject awards this to him for his many contributions to the coverage of tropical cyclones on Wikipedia. Jdorje founded the WikiProject in October 2005 and established much of the categorizations the project depends on. His most significant contributions include the Featured article 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane and his track map generator with which he has created hundreds of track maps.

Storm article statistics

Grade April May June July
Featured article FA 7 7 10 13
A-Class article A 4 5 7 6
GA 0 3 5 18
B 62 66 82 79
Start 154 177 168 180
Stub 13 12 10 8
Total 240 263 282 303
percentage
Less than B
69.6 71.6 63.1 62.0

WikiProject subpages

This is a brief description of some of the subpages of the WikiProject, explaining their purpose briefly, to find out more read the pages.

  • Assessments: Provides a series of guidelines to help with the assessment and improvement of articles. Discussion of how to improve specific articles is also held here and future nominations for FAC.
  • Merging: Discussion of articles which could be merged is held here. Generally for less significant topics, their articles are likely to be listed here unless very well written.
  • Article requests: A list of many possible subjects for articles, with comments on the worth of an article. If you have a topic which you think should have an article, list it here.
  • Collaboration: Discussion of the collaboration of the fortnight is held here. Nominate an article for WikiProject collaboration or comment on the existing nominations on this page.
  • Newsletter: The content of future editions of this newsletter and selection of Member of the month are discussed here.
  • Other topics not relating to a specific article are handled on the main WikiProject talk page.

Thanks to Hurricanehink to maintaining the stats table and producing the storm summaries. Nilfanion (talk)