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WikiCup December newsletter: WikiCup 2017[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Hurricane Katia[edit]

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Help with draft for April 2014 tornado[edit]

Hey, since I saw you make the article for the 2015 Rochelle–Fairdale, Illinois tornado, I think maybe you can help in creating the draft and eventual article for the EF4 tornado that struck Mayflower and Vilonia in April of 2014. The draft is over at Draft:2014 Mayflower–Vilonia, Arkansas tornado if you want to help. --MarioProtIV (talk/contribs) 01:48, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Sure. I'll work on the Meteorological synopsis tonight and tomorrow. TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk · contributions) 02:48, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

2015-16 swio[edit]

Hi, if you plan on doing the review I felt like I should let you know that I'm planning on adding this link that JR had on the talkpage that I literally just noticed, to the seasonal outlook section. It's really late right now though so I'll have to do that in the afternoon tomorrow. atomic7732 12:23, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

March 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. It would have been 5 points, but when a late entrant was permitted to join the contest in February, a promise was made that his inclusion would not result in the exclusion of any other competitor. To achieve this, the six entrants that had the lowest positive score of 4 points have been added to the 64 people who otherwise would have qualified. As a result, some of the groups have nine contestants rather than eight. Our top four scorers in round 1 were:

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March 2017 nor'easter[edit]

Do you think you can help (with some other editors as well) expand March 2017 nor'easter? It looks to be quite a big storm for the Northeast and it will definitely need an article at some point. --MarioProtIV (talk/contribs) 14:33, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

@TropicalAnalystwx13: any response? would like one soon IMO (too pushy? whoops :P) --MarioProtIV (talk/contribs) 12:16, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
@MarioProtIV: Sorry! Missed this yesterday. I'll see what I can add even though winter storm articles aren't my forte. TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk · contributions) 19:28, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
@TropicalAnalystwx13: mind uploading a more recent nighttime IR of the storm (similar to what you did here)? Can't find any besides the one NOAA has (which was when it was still forming and disorganized). --MarioProtIV (talk/contribs) 01:55, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

Conversion of time to date in old tornado articles (e.g., this one)[edit]

Hello. I originally queried United States Man about this issue. Do you care to address it? I am trying to revise the 1974 article above and would appreciate clarification on this matter. Thanks! CapeVerdeWave (talk) 16:50, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

@CapeVerdeWave: All tornadoes are listed in UTC for consistency (since some tornadoes touch down in EDT, others in CDT, more in PDT, etc). However, midnight central time is the cut-off for tornadoes of a particular day, something started by NOAA. During daylight saving time, that means a tornado at 05:00 UTC falls under the subsequent day. Outside of daylight saving time (like for these past few outbreaks), it's 06:00 UTC. TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk · contributions) 17:53, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
@TropicalAnalystwx13: Oh, I am familiar with that. My main issue, highlighted in bold, is this: "In 1974, as today, several states—and even metropolitan areas, as this case illustrates—either used daylight saving or standard time, and different areas of a state often varied in usage. Furthermore, the boundaries of time zones in some states changed between 1974 and today, or are still in flux. When listing the dates of tornadoes that occurred after midnight in the same outbreak, should I base the date on local standard or (seasonally) daylight saving time, depending on which was locally in effect at the time a tornado affected a particular area, and should this depend on which time zone crossed the area in 1974 or currently? Finding out all the local situations in 1974 would be time-consuming, but I do not wish to add inconsistency to the article(s)." CapeVerdeWave (talk) 18:41, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
@CapeVerdeWave: Looking into your post more, I have a few things. One, although useful, Tornado History Project is not the official source and typically doesn't update post-season changes. When working on an article, you want to use the NCEI's Storm Events Database. Just leave the state/area as is, choose your dates, search for "tornado" under event types. Here is April 1-2, 1974's for example. I'm pretty sure NCEI already handles the times for states that have DST vs. ones that don't, and they're all standardized. The dates are still listed in CST, however, so you'll have to convert to UTC based on the time zone. CST to UTC is 6 hours (so, for the first tornado, 15:10 CST + 6hr = 21:10 UTC), CDT to UTC is 5 hours, EST to UTC is 5 hours, EDT to UTC is 4 hours, etc. (google these as needed). Luckily this isn't an issue for modern outbreaks since NCEI provides the number to be added, but it definitely makes early outbreaks more complicated. TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk · contributions) 19:35, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
@TropicalAnalystwx13: Thank you for clarifying. However, what if some parts of a state used DST in 1974 but not others? For example, Indiana as a state did not use DST in 1974, but some cities and communities in the state did so voluntarily at the time. Concerning the April 1–2 outbreak, should I convert to DST for the entire state or just the areas of the state that used it, even if only some cities, towns, and/or counties utilized DST? If I understand correctly, then I should just use DST or standard time based on whether the state as a whole (not cities, towns, or counties) used it at the time of the outbreak—right? And I should use current time-zone borders as well, since I can't find maps of the time zones for 1974? CapeVerdeWave (talk) 20:58, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
@CapeVerdeWave: As I said above, all that should have been handled by NCEI before they converted all the entries to CST. Just add 6 hours to each entry for your article and you should be good! I can email NCEI for clarification since this hasn't been brought up by a project member before. TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk · contributions) 00:39, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

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Draft on outbreak[edit]

Can you help with expanding the meteorological synopsis (or the entire article) on the draft for the tornado outbreak that's expected to occur today? You seem really good at expanding other tornado-related stuff so... --MarioProtIV (talk/contribs) 17:16, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

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Draft thing[edit]

Can you add more to the synopsis on your draft for the 4/2–4/3 tornado outbreak? You seem good at doing such summaries, like you did for the 2/28–3/1 and 3/6–3/7 outbreaks. I got a little bit of a head start so yeah. --MarioProtIV (talk/contribs) 18:32, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

I'll write the section tomorrow night or Monday. TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk · contributions) 02:38, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Arlene geo image[edit]

Thank you for your response and ok I agree with that. But what do you mean by "not updated for one"? Typhoon2013 (talk) 21:47, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

When I clicked on it, the most recent image was from 6z yesterday. I see someone updated it a few minutes ago. TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk · contributions) 22:08, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

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