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1961 Atlantic hurricane season[edit]

The 1961 Atlantic hurricane season was active with a record 7 major hurricanes. Storms affected the Caribbean, United States, and Europe.

6 articles
Good article 1961 Atlantic hurricane season
Hurricane carla radar.jpg
Good article Hurricane Anna
Good article Hurricane Carla
Featured article Hurricane Debbie
Featured article Hurricane Esther
Featured article Hurricane Hattie
Contributor(s): Hurricanehink, 12george1, Cyclonebiskit, Coredesat

I didn't realize, but this topic fits the featured topic criteria, so I figured better late than never! --♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:16, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Support, though since this is the "1961" topic, you could probably pipe out the "(1961)" on Anna and Debbie. --PresN 17:45, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Director Comment - This nomination has been going on for nearly a month with only one vote for support. There needs to be more discussion here so we can get a consensus or this will have to be closed as failed. GamerPro64 16:02, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
  • I am not convinced Hurricane Anna (1961) deserves to be split as a stand-alone article. And my perennial question: are there any plans to eventually group storms by year regardless of basin? Or by decade? Nergaal (talk) 17:54, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Anna was a major hurricane in a busy year, and had decent impacts, so there would probably be too much info to merge it. The eventual plan is to have a good topic for "Atlantic hurricane seasons", for which the various season articles would be sub-topics. Decade wouldn't work, as there isn't an article for "1960s Atlantic hurricane seasons". As it stands, 55% of all Atlantic season articles are good articles or better, including 80% since 1950. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 18:02, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
Anna doesn't really seem that major to me but whatever. As for an overview topic, I honestly don't think that would work very well. I vaguely remember some basin being split by 50 years or something like that, with a lead article covering only that period. Nergaal (talk) 19:17, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Looks like a great topic. I just have one question: what criteria was used to determine if a particular hurricane gets its own page? Mattximus (talk) 02:40, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
Hoo boy...didn't even know this was still going until a moment ago.

@Mattximus: The criteria is somewhat fluid, but the general consensus is that a storm can receive an article if it results in loss of life, notable damage, or is otherwise meteorologically significant (i.e. longevity, high intensity). It's also dependent upon the amount of information available, so storms in the Atlantic inherently tend to get articles more easily than other basins. As brought up by Nergaal, Anna is a borderline case but since it meets our base requirements we've kept it. ~ Cyclonebiskit (chat) 21:38, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Support Yeah it's a bit of a graveyard at featured topic nominations, but it looks good. I'll trust that all reasonable hurricanes were covered in this year. Mattximus (talk) 22:07, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. While the main article features subjects not given their own separate articles, I'm convinced they're fine without needing spun out. Scope seems adequate. As is always the case with my FT/GT comments, I'm commenting on the topic; individual article assessment is for the GA/FL/FA processes. GRAPPLE X 13:59, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Closed with a consensus to promote to Featured Topic. - GamerPro64 02:01, 5 November 2015 (UTC)