Wikipedia:WikiProject Tropical cyclones/Newsletter/Archive 30

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Tropical cyclone activity
2010 Atlantic hurricane season
2010 Pacific hurricane season
2010 Pacific typhoon season
2010 North Indian Ocean cyclone season
2009–10 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season
2009–10 Australian region cyclone season
2009–10 South Pacific cyclone season

Tropical Storm Agatha was a weak, but destructive tropical storm that wreaked havoc in Central America, especially in Guatemala. In total, Agatha caused $1.56 billion (2010 USD) in damages and killed nearly 200 people with many more missing due to its flash floods and landslides, and ranks as one of the deadliest and costliest Pacific hurricanes on record.

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One articles appeared on the main page as Today's Featured Article: Tropical Storm Barry (2007) on May 1.

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There has been a continued effort in articles on older Atlantic storms and seasons. User:12george1 has recently continued the long process of having an article for every season in HURDAT. User:Juliancolton worked to get 1910 Atlantic hurricane season to GA status, and he also improved the subsequent season to C-class. There are now only seven stub seasons in the 20th century. In addition to the very early seasons, User:Hurricanehink has been working to get 1950 Atlantic hurricane season featured, as well as a prospective featured topic.

Outside of the project, it has recently been hinted that the Atlantic best track will be extended back to 1750. Such an extension would include the deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record (Great Hurricane of 1780), a possible Category 5 hurricane that struck Cuba and Florida (Great Havana Hurricane of 1846), and the 1821 Norfolk and Long Island hurricane, which reportedly struck New Jersey and New York as a major hurricane.