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Ongoing tornado outbreak[edit]

I have decided to start a draft for the ongoing outbreak. There were over 50 tornado reports on May 6, there is an enhanced risk of severe weather out today, and there are moderate risks out for Friday and Saturday. See the draft here: Draft:May 2015 tornado outbreak (I don't plan to leave the article at that title; I just wasn't sure what to name it yet because I was deciding on the specific days of the month). I will probably eventually move it to "May 5–6, 2015 tornado outbreak" or whatever title I deem suitable, but for now, I thought I should notify people watching this page. Dustin (talk) 20:25, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Infobox storm (was Infobox tornado)[edit]

Template:Infobox tornado now redirects to Template:Infobox storm, and articles using the former have had their fields adjusted to suit the latter (see discussion herepermalink). There is an issue that editors familiar with this topic may want to address. In the old infobox wind allowed any text, and that text has been moved to highest winds in the new infobox. However, the latter is supposed to be a number (speed in km/h) with no other text. Because the old infobox did not follow that procedure, Alakzi has edited the new infobox so highest winds will convert the given number (if a number consisting entirely of digits is given); otherwise, it will show the given text. For example, 1997 Central Texas tornado outbreak shows the text as entered. If the highest winds text was changed to 194 the infobox would show "194 km/h (121 mph; 105 kn)". However, if it was 194.1, it would show "194.1". Johnuniq (talk) 12:03, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

I've fixed the issue with decimals, but it'd still be nice to sort that field out. Alakzi (talk) 13:30, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Okay. I expect that since most tornadoes occur in the United States, the non-number-only version will be used since mph predominates in the U.S. so the majority of tornadoes (and even if you overlook that, non-numbers are included in many to all tornado infoboxes), but anyway, thanks for going to the trouble. Dustin (talk) 16:07, 24 May 2015 (UTC)