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Johnstown flood of 1977[edit]

Hello, please take a look at the new article Johnstown flood of 1977.

Johnstown flood of 1936[edit]

Hello, please also take a look at the new article Johnstown flood of 1936.


This seems useful as a ref for decoding METARs

You'll need to use the archived version -- (talk) 06:53, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

Plenty of examples can be found by doing a quick google search for "how to decode metar". Ex. [1] (talk) 23:55, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Is there a template which provides a URL to weather history, current conditions, or a forecast?[edit]

After visiting a few months ago, I have become very interested in Alaska's Exit Glacier. I just added to the article this URL which provides (I think) NOAA's weather model hourly data forecast for the next 6 days. It seems a reasonable type of URL for every glacier, mountain peak, airport, and similar geographic articles to have, maybe in their infobox, but certainly in their climate section. Are there any templates to generate something similar to this?

Similarly, I often want to find a website which provides summary data for past dates. Is there such a website which would show the high/low/precip/etc. for—say—January 23, 1987? Of course I know that some information is not available or is very limited, particularly long ago. But maybe there is a website known to this wikiproject which aggragates most weather/climate data?

After hunting around a bit, I found a snotel site near the bottom of the glacier here which lists a good variety of interesting data. Is there a comprehensive aggregator of this kind? —EncMstr (talk) 04:23, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

  • Good, past, online, U.S. climate data is still unfortunately not as easy as it should be to get to. It really depends on what one is looking for. You can start by looking at NCEI (formerly NCDC). Each National Weather Service forecast office has its own set of climate pages that are sometimes designed similarly. The regional climate centers are also sometimes a good spot to check on past weather data. Good luck... Guy1890 (talk) 00:50, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

WikiJournal of Science promotion[edit]

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The WikiJournal of Science is a start-up academic journal which aims to provide a new mechanism for ensuring the accuracy of Wikipedia's scientific content. It is part of a WikiJournal User Group that includes the flagship WikiJournal of Medicine.[1][2]. Like Wiki.J.Med, it intends to bridge the academia-Wikipedia gap by encouraging contributions by non-Wikipedians, and by putting content through peer review before integrating it into Wikipedia.

Since it is just starting out, it is looking for contributors in two main areas:


  • See submissions through external academic peer review
  • Format accepted articles
  • Promote the journal


  • Original articles on topics that don't yet have a Wikipedia page, or only a stub/start
  • Wikipedia articles that you are willing to see through external peer review (either solo or as in a group, process analagous to GA / FA review)
  • Image articles, based around an important medical image or summary diagram

If you're interested, please come and discuss the project on the journal's talk page, or the general discussion page for the WikiJournal User group.

  1. ^ Shafee, T; Das, D; Masukume, G; Häggström, M. "WikiJournal of Medicine, the first Wikipedia-integrated academic journal". WikiJournal of Medicine. 4. doi:10.15347/wjm/2017.001. 
  2. ^ "Wikiversity Journal: A new user group". The Signpost. 2016-06-15. 

T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 10:29, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Discussion notice[edit]

There is a discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (policy) that may be of interest to members of this project. (talk) 23:58, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Wind direction confusion[edit]

Would someone who knows about wind please help here? I'd be very grateful. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:38, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

New Cloud atlas and some resulting confusion[edit]

There are two articles on the same topic: Homogenitus (cloud) == Anthropogenic cloud. Moreover, there is one article concerning two distinct cloud types: Arcus cloud describes Arcus clouds, accessory cloud to Cumulonimbus that sometimes take shape of a roll, and Volutus clouds, newly recognized species of Strato- and Altocumulus that is completely unrelated to storms. Szczureq (talk) 12:04, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Popular pages report[edit]

We – Community Tech – are happy to announce that the Popular pages bot is back up-and-running (after a one year hiatus)! You're receiving this message because your WikiProject or task force is signed up to receive the popular pages report. Every month, Community Tech bot will post at Wikipedia:WikiProject Meteorology/Popular pages with a list of the most-viewed pages over the previous month that are within the scope of WikiProject Meteorology.

We've made some enhancements to the original report. Here's what's new:

  • The pageview data includes both desktop and mobile data.
  • The report will include a link to the pageviews tool for each article, to dig deeper into any surprises or anomalies.
  • The report will include the total pageviews for the entire project (including redirects).

We're grateful to Mr.Z-man for his original Mr.Z-bot, and we wish his bot a happy robot retirement. Just as before, we hope the popular pages reports will aid you in understanding the reach of WikiProject Meteorology, and what articles may be deserving of more attention. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at m:User talk:Community Tech bot.

Warm regards, the Community Tech Team 17:15, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Proposal to revive and rename Wikipedia:WikiProject Disaster management[edit]

The proposal to revive the WikiProject occurs at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Disaster management#Project reboot & project rename to WikiProject Emergency management, where I invite you to comment. --George Ho (talk) 15:16, 1 July 2017 (UTC)