Open main menu


Please click here to leave me a new message.


Contents

List articlesEdit

Hey, just letting you know that the Cat 2 list passed and I have submitted a blurb to go on the main page. Cooper, KN, and I are working on the Cat 1 list now. NoahTalk 21:24, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

That's awesome! Great work. I know it'll be a lot of work getting C1 done, but that will be a huge milestone, having every EPAC hurricane documented by hurricane intensity. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:27, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, it is a lot of work. The article is nearly up to 90k right now. I will likely get it past 100k tomorrow. Pre 1949-59 is complete as well as 2005-17 (2017 as there were none for last year). NoahTalk 04:14, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Wow, that could end up being over 200 kb. Just imagine how big the EPAC TS article is gonna be. The FT when it's done is gonna be quite impressive, and will be the standard for all basins. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:55, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
I honestly doubt it will reach 200k. I already added blank tables for all C1s. The information just has to be filled in. Im just worried about this article being too long in terms of scrolling. NoahTalk 20:26, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Because it's a list, don't worry about it being too long. The fact that everything will be in a single article will be impressive and worth the load time. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 01:09, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Tropical Storm Marco (1990) scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that Tropical Storm Marco (1990) has been scheduled as WP:TFA for 1 February 2019. Please check that the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/February 1, 2019. Thanks! Ealdgyth - Talk 15:47, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Because you're just that special...Edit

Hurricane Juan (1985) gets a main date as TFA on 20 February 2019. Check out the blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/February 20, 2019 and help Dan out if you see anything needing fixing. Ealdgyth - Talk 19:37, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Awesome, thanks User:Ealdgyth! ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 22:23, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for another awesome one, which "twisted and swirled around the Louisiana coast, causing widespread flooding at the end of a very bad hurricane year"! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:33, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Cyclone LubanEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Cyclone Luban you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Yellow Evan -- Yellow Evan (talk) 08:02, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Cyclone MekunuEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Cyclone Mekunu you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Yellow Evan -- Yellow Evan (talk) 08:41, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 January 2019Edit

Your GA nomination of Cyclone BondoEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Cyclone Bondo you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Hurricane Noah -- Hurricane Noah (talk) 17:20, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for today's Tropical Storm Marco (1990), and happy 2019! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:01, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Cyclone BondoEdit

The article Cyclone Bondo you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Cyclone Bondo for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Hurricane Noah -- Hurricane Noah (talk) 19:41, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Cyclone LubanEdit

The article Cyclone Luban you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Cyclone Luban for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Yellow Evan -- Yellow Evan (talk) 08:02, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Cyclone MekunuEdit

The article Cyclone Mekunu you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Cyclone Mekunu for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Yellow Evan -- Yellow Evan (talk) 08:02, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 ReminderEdit

Hi. I'm DannyS712 (talk), and I just wanted to remind you that you have signed up to compete in this year's WikiCup! There are about 2 weeks left before the first round ends – if you haven't yet made your first submission, there is still time to start; if you have already started, keep up the good work. See your submissions page: here. Good luck!

Delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) at 07:33, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Costliest U.S. Atlantic hurricanes by wealth normalizationEdit

Your GA nomination of 2018 Hawaii floodsEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article 2018 Hawaii floods you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of TropicalAnalystwx13 -- TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 03:21, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 2018 Hawaii floodsEdit

The article 2018 Hawaii floods you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:2018 Hawaii floods for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of TropicalAnalystwx13 -- TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 20:01, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Feb 27 WikiWednesday Salon + Mar 2 MoMA Art+Feminism and beyondEdit

February 27, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 08:59, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Saturday March 2: MoMA Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon

Art+Feminism’s sixth-annual MoMA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 4 West 54 Street, on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. People of all gender identities and expressions are encouraged to attend.

And on Sunday this weekend:

Stay tuned for other Art+Feminism and related edit-a-thons throughout the month!

(You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future notifications for NYC-area events by adding or removing your name from this list.)

The Signpost: 28 February 2019Edit

Nineteen-EEdit

I was just wondering, do you think Nineteen-E would have a shot at FA or would it be impossible to get? I have heard of negativity surrounding TDs. NoahTalk 17:34, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

The article certainly has a shot. There are no length requirements for FA's, and this wouldn't be the shortest TC FA, but it is on the smaller side, and I'm not convinced that there isn't more info, such as from Baja California Sur. People tend to support FAC's that are visually impressive, so perhaps add another image? Also, some information on the storm could come out when Mexico releases their report to the WMO, which should come out in April. Here is the report from the Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, which might have a bit more info, but it is in Spanish. I also found some impacts for Arizona, so make sure you add that. I did some digging, and the depression also contributed to some flooding in Texas. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 18:38, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
SNM usually only gives rainfall totals. Also Hink, can you be more specific about MX's WMO report? I've been editing 11 years and have done too many MX storms, and I'm not sure what you're talking about. Have you used such report in similar articles on similar storms? I'd also point out that for whatever reason - it is generally difficult to find info on Mexico TD's from Mexican newspapers. YE Pacific Hurricane 18:56, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Rainfall totals are better than nothing. And yes, off the top of my head, I know I used reports from Mexico for Tropical Storm Larry. Each year, countries send reports to the WMO with TC effects in their country. Mexico's WMO report might include a damage total. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 19:06, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
From what I have seen, appears 19-E's remnant moisture contributed to flooding throughout the plains/SE. Weather Channel directly connected 19-E's remnants to the flooding throughout SE/Great Plains. I will mention in detail the states that have storm events mentioning a remnant tropical system. NoahTalk 20:24, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Where does the source say the storm caused $250 million in damage? Be clearer about the depression's role in the flooding. Add the summary of that in the meteorological history (which end with the TC's dissipation, even though the remnant caused significant effects). ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 00:17, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
The Mexican WMO Report to the hurricane committee about the 2018 AHS is already out.Jason Rees (talk) 00:21, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
Yea, the MX WMO Report is(and generally has been) basically just a few rainfall totals. Better than nothing but don't expect a damage total from it or anything like that. YE Pacific Hurricane 02:25, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Oops... I thought I had the annual report linked. I will discuss the role in the flooding within the MH... I simply haven't gotten around to it yet as there are a lot of impacts to add. NoahTalk 00:30, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

You may want to check over 19-E again in a few days. I have a little more work to do with storm event reports for Oklahoma and Arkansas. The US impact section basically doubled the size of the article. Would you happen to know of any places to get uncopyrighted images of flood damages for Mexico? NoahTalk 03:09, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, lemme know when you're done. As for a pic, maybe try Flickr and look for images with creative commons licensing. There are slightly different rules for uploading them, as opposed to public domain images from the NHC. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:47, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Should be done now. Apparently Flickr deleted most of its user's images recently, so we are out of luck on impact images. NoahTalk 01:04, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Re: H. Noah, my only critique is where the template and the remnant image is. If you had the template be the highest rainfall total for each area, then you could move it to the beginning of the impact section and include Mexican state rainfall totals (for whatever you have), in addition to writing it out in prose. This way, you could move the image of the storm as its remnants to the beginning of the US section. It would look neater. Otherwise, I stand by the A-class rating. It's up to you to compare it to the featured article criteria. If you believe the article stands up to scrutiny, then you should nominate it for featured articled status, which means it can eventually be the main article of the day. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 01:43, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Okay... I have fixed those. The rainfall table contains the 10 highest values that were recorded/confirmed between the US and Mexico. NoahTalk 02:25, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Good work on the article, and good luck with what I presume is an eventual GT or FT for 2018 Pacific hurricane season. Have you thought about what other storms you plan on working on in the season? Just curious. Willa might be retired, and it was a C5, that comes to mind. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 02:28, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── I plan to work on every article I drafted. Besides Rosa and Sergio (which have or are currently being worked on), that includes Lane, Leslie, Willa, and Vicente. I also will be doing a complete rewrite of Carlotta (with the impacts!). All the articles I personally drafted are on my userpage. Here is a sandbox with all the 2018 EPAC articles.NoahTalk 02:35, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 March newsletterEdit

And so ends the first round of the competition. Everyone with a positive score moves on to Round 2. With 56 contestants qualifying, each group in Round 2 contains seven contestants, with the two leaders from each group due to qualify for Round 3 as well as the top sixteen remaining contestants.

Our top scorers in Round 1 were:

  •   L293D, a WikiCup newcomer, led the field with ten good articles on submarines for a total of 357 points.
  •   Adam Cuerden, a WikiCup veteran, came next with 274 points, mostly from eight featured pictures, restorations of artwork.
  •   MPJ-DK, a wrestling enthusiast, was in third place with 263 points, garnered from a featured list, five good articles, two DYKs and four GARs.
  •   Usernameunique came next at 243, with a featured article and a good article, both on ancient helmets.
  •   Squeamish Ossifrage was in joint fifth place with 224 points, mostly garnered from bringing the 1937 Fox vault fire to featured article status.
  •   Ed! was also on 224, with an amazing number of good article reviews (56 actually).

These contestants, like all the others, now have to start scoring points again from scratch. Between them, contestants completed reviews on 143 good articles, one hundred more than the number of good articles they claimed for, thus making a substantial dent in the review backlog. Well done all!

Remember that any content promoted after the end of Round 1 but before the start of Round 2 can be claimed in Round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews.

If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk).

Today's Wikipedian 10 years agoEdit

Awesome
 
Ten years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:10, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Effects of Hurricane Floyd in New JerseyEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Effects of Hurricane Floyd in New Jersey you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Hurricane Noah -- Hurricane Noah (talk) 03:41, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Effects of Hurricane Floyd in New JerseyEdit

The article Effects of Hurricane Floyd in New Jersey you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Effects of Hurricane Floyd in New Jersey for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. NoahTalk 20:38, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Web archive templateEdit

Could you please add a language parameter to the web archive template? NoahTalk 20:25, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

How does the base article look for Cyclone Idai? Haven't had time to really add impacts yet and I can't seem to find anything from JTWC other than the intensity warnings. I was thinking of also creating an article for Eketsang as it killed 31 people. NoahTalk 15:15, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
Strange as I thought the NRL archive would contain the technical fluff but anyway the JMA's shortlived archive contains it. Jason Rees (talk) 18:06, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
Re @Hurricane Noah:, Idai looks good so far, but now comes the difficult part, which is writing the impacts about a recent disaster. First, it can be tough emotionally writing about an unfolding disaster, especially when the death toll is in the hundreds, as for this storm. If you're looking at keeping it up to date, try ReliefWeb, which has reputable reports released multiple times a day, at least until the disaster period ends (then the reports get less frequent). As for Eketsang, I agree it could probably warrant an article, given the 27 deaths, although that's sadly common for Madagascar. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 14:03, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Appears no reports will come out soon. Communications have been cut and it isn't safe for people to try and access Beira. UN did say that 1.5 million have been displaced.NoahTalk 14:35, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Keep in mind that it's around midnight in Mozambique now. Reports will be coming out overnight tonight. With Beira being such a major city, I'm sure some relief agency will want to go in to assess the situation there. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 16:01, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── We have a decent article developed thus far. Impact will have to be written at a later date, when more information is available, but the article has expanded to a decent size already. I upgraded it to high importance due to the large impact and number of deaths. Looks like the remnants of Idai have stalled over Mozambique. NoahTalk 02:03, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Great work so far! Agreed with high importance. It might be a while until it can become a GA, but when storms are so recent, the goal is just to keep the article relatively up to date. At this point, you don’t have to keep updating it, unless you want to. The best part about Wikipedia is that it’s all volunteer-based, so no one can force you to keep editing an article, or to stop working on something. Make sure you don’t burn yourself out, and hopefully you keep having fun editing. ✌️ Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 02:34, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
According to sources, 90% of Beira was destroyed. Hundred more people are feared dead on top of the current death total of 270. This is really sad to be honest. NoahTalk 15:19, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
90%?! Damn, yea, that’s certainly a sad situation. That is why I usually work on older articles. At least if there are a lot of deaths, it was in the distant path, not by a storm that we all tracked in real time. I remember writing Cyclone Nargis when it was just a clump of clouds over the ocean, and the sickening feeling as the disaster unfolded in real time. It’s an often uncomfortable part of being a tropical cyclone enthusiast, when these forces of nature, so often harmless over water, cause a tragedy with a narrative. Don’t feel like you have to update the article. Wikipedia is all volunteer based. Idai is at the point where other users will keep it up to date since it’s on the main page. Don’t feel like you have to bear the burden of writing it. Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 15:43, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
Sigh... death total is 299 now... I'm just in awe at how destructive Idai is/was. You are absolutely right. It is much different tracking a TC in real time versus simply hearing about it. NoahTalk 16:31, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
[https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/world/2019/03/18/mozambique-cyclone-death-toll/39218957/ Mozambique death toll is predicted to exceed 1,000. If it really is that severe, this article may warrant top importance. NoahTalk 17:19, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
1,000?! Damn that escalated quickly. Regardless the final death toll, this is most significant storm in the region since at least Cyclone Eline in 2000. Probably longer when all is said and done. Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 04:56, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Appears there might be some dispute on the importance level of the article. I saw someone had downgraded it to mid. This may be considered a top importance article if the death toll is indeed as high as claimed. This may be the deadliest storm in the basin depending on how high the final total is (1892 system had 1200). NoahTalk 13:13, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

@Hurricane Noah: I was the one who downgraded to mid on behalf of WP:Africa as the impacts are not overly serious for the whole continant. However, if you look closely at my edit you will see that I have also assessed it as Top Importance on behalf of WP:Mozambique for obvious reasons.Jason Rees (talk) 14:17, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
Death toll has increased to 432 from 314. NoahTalk 22:48, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

March 20: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public LibraryEdit

March 20, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! This month, optional post-meetup drinks afterward at 9pm!--Wikimedia New York City Team 18:46, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Saturday March 23: Asian Art Archive/New York Public Library Art+Feminism Editathon

Organized by Asia Art Archive in America]and Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs of the New York Public Library and in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, the Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Women in Art in Asia helps participants edit Wikipedia to create and improve articles about women artists and practitioners in and from Asia, including architects, designers, filmmakers, curators, and art historians. Books and research materials—as well as refreshments—will be provided.

Also check out other Art+Feminism and related edit-a-thons throughout the month!

(You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future notifications for NYC-area events by adding or removing your name from this list.)

Nomination of Cape May Brewing Company for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Cape May Brewing Company is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Cape May Brewing Company until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. DGG ( talk ) 02:46, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

1991 Perfect Storm issuesEdit

Im just informing you that one of your FAs, 1991 Perfect Storm has some serious issues with it that need to be addressed as soon as possible. The NCDC was renamed and the content for the storm no longer appears to be available. Both sources 1 and 2 simply show errors. NoahTalk 03:29, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks User:Hurricane Noah, I just got to it. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 16:15, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 March 2019Edit

April 17: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC + April 4 and 5: LaGuardia Community College Translatathon 2019Edit

April 17, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 21:06, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Thursday April 4 and Friday April 5: Translat-a-thon NYC 2019 @ LaGuardia Community College

Translat-a-thon NYC 2019 @ LaGuardia Community College is hosting the second annual Wikipedia Translatathon! At this event on Thursday evening and during the day Friday this week, anyone from the public is invited to LaGuardia to join students, professors, and CUNY faculty in translating Wikipedia articles among any languages which attendees understand. Themes for this event include public health and the history of New York City.

New York City has a large immigrant population and great diversity of speakers of various languages. Among all schools in New York City, LaGuardia has the highest percentage of immigrant students, the highest percentage of students who speak a language other than English as their first language, and the greatest representation of language diversity. It is a strength of LaGuardia that it can present "Wikipedia translatathons", which are Wikipedia translation events.

(You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future notifications for NYC-area events by adding or removing your name from this list.)

Re: EffectsEdit

Considering the number of effects articles we have as is is fairly small, I don't see the need. YE Pacific Hurricane 17:10, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

FAEdit

Im planning to take more 2018 EPAC articles to FA. NoahTalk 16:27, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Just so you know, the MH rewrite of Willa has been completed. Took quite a while to correct it all. NoahTalk 04:13, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
I have a userpage here for work on the article. I figure it would be more productive to have work occur here at our own paces. The page history can simply be merged later. NoahTalk 22:09, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
I'm going to hold off working on Willa for now as I will be quite busy in the next couple weeks. I will work on making some TS lists since those can be done more incrementally. NoahTalk 20:59, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 ReminderEdit

Hi. I'm DannyS712 (talk), and I just wanted to remind you that you are a current participant in round 2 of this year's WikiCup! There are only a few days until the second round ends – if you haven't made you first submission for this round yet, there is still time to start; if you have already started, keep up the good work. See your submissions page: here. Good luck!

Delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) at 05:00, 25 April 2019 (UTC) on behalf of DannyS712 (talk)

The Signpost: 30 April 2019Edit

WikiCup 2019 May newsletterEdit

The second round of the 2019 WikiCup has now finished. Contestants needed to scored 32 points to advance into round 3. Our top four scorers in round 2 all scored over 400 points and were:

  •   Cas Liber (1210), our winner in 2016, with two featured articles and three DYKs. He also made good use of the bonus points available, more than doubling his score by choosing appropriate articles to work on.
  •   Kosack (750), last year's runner up, with an FA, a GA, two FLs, and five DYKs.
  •   Adam Cuerden (480), a WikiCup veteran, with 16 featured pictures, mostly restorations.
  •   Zwerg Nase (461), a seasoned competitor, with a FA, a GA and an ITN item.

Other notable performances were put in by   Barkeep49 with six GAs,   Ceranthor,   Lee Vilenski, and   Canada Hky, each with seven GARs, and   MPJ-DK with a seven item GT.

So far contestants have achieved nine featured articles between them and a splendid 80 good articles. Commendably, 227 GARs have been completed during the course of the 2019 WikiCup, so the backlog of articles awaiting GA review has been reduced as a result of contestants' activities. The judges are pleased with the thorough GARs that are being performed, and have hardly had to reject any. As we enter the third round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:46, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

WP:SYNTH?Edit

Im pretty sure the whole thing regarding Lorna being a severe TC is pure OR due to the MFR retaining warning rights the entire time. Imo, the RSMC in AUS never warned, so this never happened. What do you think? NoahTalk 00:45, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 special circularEdit

 
Administrators must secure their accounts

The Arbitration Committee may require a new RfA if your account is compromised.

View additional information

This message was sent to all administrators following a recent motion. Thank you for your attention. For the Arbitration Committee, Cameron11598 02:56, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


Administrator account security (Correction to Arbcom 2019 special circular)Edit

ArbCom would like to apologise and correct our previous mass message in light of the response from the community.

Since November 2018, six administrator accounts have been compromised and temporarily desysopped. In an effort to help improve account security, our intention was to remind administrators of existing policies on account security — that they are required to "have strong passwords and follow appropriate personal security practices." We have updated our procedures to ensure that we enforce these policies more strictly in the future. The policies themselves have not changed. In particular, two-factor authentication remains an optional means of adding extra security to your account. The choice not to enable 2FA will not be considered when deciding to restore sysop privileges to administrator accounts that were compromised.

We are sorry for the wording of our previous message, which did not accurately convey this, and deeply regret the tone in which it was delivered.

For the Arbitration Committee, -Cameron11598 21:03, 4 May 2019 (UTC)


TracksEdit

Is there a specific discussion about using the default size for tracks? I know the default size is used in practically every TC article, barring a small number of basin crossers. NoahTalk 00:49, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Not to my knowledge have we had a specific discussion about the default size. If anyone watching my talk page reads this, could you chime in? ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 00:59, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
Its the usual On wiki no Off wiki probs.Jason Rees (talk) 12:47, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
I will likely be closing the FAC soon as a withdraw and not nominating any other articles due to size concerns. NoahTalk 19:40, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
To be fair, there is no size limit for tropical cyclones. See Tropical Storm Faxai (2007), or Tropical Depression Ten (2005). Now, there's certainly a wow factor, making easier to write an impressive article, about a big, impacting storm. Carlotta wasn't one of those storms. Carlotta is similar in size to Tropical Storm Brenda (1960), and longer than Tropical Storm Kiko (2007). Maybe Kiko is the best article to compare it to. Kiko became an FA on Cyclonebiskit (talk · contribs)'s third try, and was the article on the front page of Wikipedia on October 15, 2014. Just keep that in mind. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 00:31, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
I have the majority of your concerns addressed. I'm just confused on what exactly "passive voice" is as I am unfamiliar with the term. NoahTalk 23:03, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
"were closed", "was recovered", "was reported", "was damaged". Passive voice is writing about what happened in a roundabout way. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 23:29, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Is that better? NoahTalk 23:38, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Quick favorEdit

Can you move my sandbox to mainspace quickly? Thanks! YE Pacific Hurricane 08:07, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

I sent you the stuff for 1994 Bangladesh. I'll see if the rest of 1994 NIO is worth sending; if it's something really small, I'll probably just add the LN stuff myself once you get further along with that articles but if not, I'll eventually send it to you. YE Pacific Hurricane 17:16, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

May 22: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYCEdit

May 22, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

Featuring this month a presentation by Interference Archive guests, and a group discussion on the role of activist archives and building wiki content based on ephemeral publications and oral histories.

To close off the night, we'll also have Wikidojo - a group collaborative writing activity / vaudeville!

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 17:10, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

(You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future notifications for NYC-area events by adding or removing your name from this list.)

WPTC Awards programEdit

I dont think we ever got anywhere on an awards program, but I could make up the userboxes. I plan to use gems and rare materials since other awards seem to be that way. NoahTalk 17:53, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

I decided to try something new as well. Find it odd the bot doesn't notify people of this. I will be posting a link on the project talkpage shortly. NoahTalk 11:43, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
I have talked with people... Seems to be that more people feel FP doesn't matter rather than simply don't know about it. NoahTalk 13:39, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
I’ll agree to that. Images are a nice addition to articles, but there’s little difference in an article whether the image is featured or not. Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 13:49, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Keep in mind, if any of your 300 GAs became FAs, the points do not stack. The 35 from the GA simply becomes 200 (+165). This is mainly to prevent people from getting higher totals by going through each step. As some articles became FA without the intermediate steps, it would hurt some. NoahTalk 20:16, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Awards are live and the newsletter is ready for publishing. NoahTalk 03:08, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

A draft I'd like to move to mainspaceEdit

Hello, Hurricanehink. It's been a while. I am currently considering my draft article, Tropical Storm Rolf, for a move into article mainspace. The storm is the first fully-tropical Mediterranean storm to be monitored by the NOAA (the Free University of Berlin gave this storm the name "Rolf"), and this storm also was a billion-dollar disaster for Western Europe (mostly in Italy), so I think that that storm is definitely notable enough to warrant its own article. Both the German and the Italian Wikipedias have separate articles for this storm, so I found it quite disappointing that the English Wikipedia didn't have its own article for this storm (at the time that I started this draft). The draft is currently customed to my "liking", but I can quickly remove my personalized bits and the links to userspace articles before moving the page to Wikipedia mainspace. I feel that the article is developed enough to survive as an article at this point. Both I just wanted to get your opinion on this. If you don't think that the article is ready (even after I make the appropriate adjustments), or if it is unlikely to survive being redirected or deleted after I move it, then I will keep the draft under my userspace. Thanks. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 03:27, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for May 20Edit

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. An automated process has detected that when you recently edited Cyclone Veronica, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Rio Tinto (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are usually incorrect, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of unrelated topics with similar titles. (Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.)

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 11:59, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Seven years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:23, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you today for 1991 Atlantic hurricane season, the the 2019 Wikipedia hurricane season --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:59, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

More Medicane articlesEdit

Hello Hurricanehink. I've significantly expanded upon the Tropical Storm Rolf article, and I believe that other storms deserve their own articles as well. Specifically, I'm thinking of Cyclone Celeno (the January 1995 "Medicane") and Cyclone Zorbas (probably the first Category 1 hurricane level cyclone of the 21st Century in the Mediterranean). If I were to write up an article on Zorbas, the Meteorological history (MH) section would look pretty much identical to the current section that Zorbas has in the general Medicane article, and there really aren't any journal article studies on Zorbas at this moment (as far as I'm aware), so I'm not sure how much more detailed the article would be than the current section that the storm has. Nonetheless, Zorbas is quite notable and it was relatively well-documented by the media and local sources, so there should be more material out there on its impacts; I believe that given time in which Zorbas occurred and the attention it garnered, an article for Zorbas should be easier to write than one for Celeno. However, Cyclone Celeno is one of the most notable Medicanes from the 20th Century, and from what I've read, this storm was probably the most well-documented and studied Medicane of the 20th Century, so I'm thinking that this storm merits an article of its own as well. I known that this storm reached Category 1 hurricane intensity (which is quite rare for a "Medicane"), given some articles and tweets (from scientists) that I've looked at (though I've struggled to find journal articles explicitly declaring that this storm reached Category 1 intensity, though some have hinted at this). I can put together a decent article for Celeno - I already have the journal articles I would use for such an article (though I'm still searching for 1 or 2 more studies). However, since Celeno had very little impacts on land, its article would be mostly a MH-heavy article, with perhaps another section analyzing the nature of the storm in greater detail. What do you think? I believe that both of these storms merit their own articles. I plan to work on Celeno's article first, as a draft. However, if this idea isn't going to work, there really isn't much point in me doing anything more than expanding Celeno's section at the Medicane article. I personally think that this is a great idea and worth a shot. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 05:05, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 May 2019Edit

June 2019 WPTC NewsletterEdit

Volume XIV, Issue 39, May 31, 2019

The Hurricane Herald is the arbitrarily periodical newsletter of WikiProject Tropical Cyclones. The newsletter aims to provide in summary the recent activities and developments of the WikiProject, in addition to global tropical cyclone activity. The Hurricane Herald has been running since its first edition ran on June 4, 2006; it has been almost thirteen years since that time. If you wish to receive or discontinue subscription to this newsletter, please visit the mailing list. This issue of The Hurricane Herald covers all project related events from April 14–May 31, 2019. This edition's editor and author is Hurricane Noah (talk · contribs).

Please visit this page and bookmark any suggestions of interest to you. This will help improve the newsletter and other cyclone-related articles. Past editions can be viewed here.

34 · 35 · 36 · 37 · 38

Article of the month, by Jason Rees


History of tropical cyclone naming - The practice of using names to identify tropical cyclones goes back several centuries, with storms named after places, saints or things they hit before the formal start of naming in each basin. The credit for the first usage of personal names for weather systems is given to the Queensland Government Meteorologist Clement Wragge, who named tropical cyclones and anticyclones between 1887 and 1907. This system of naming fell into disuse for several years after Wragge retired, until it was revived in the latter part of World War II for the Western Pacific basin. Over the following decades, various naming schemes have been introduced for the world's oceans, including for parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and the Indian Ocean. The majority of these lists are compiled by the World Meteorological Organization's tropical cyclone committee for the region and include names from different cultures as well as languages. Over the years there has been controversy over the names used at various times, with names being dropped for religious and political reasons. For example, female names were exclusively used in the basins at various times between 1945 - 2000 and were the subject of several protests. The names of significant tropical cyclones in the North Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Australian region are retired from the naming lists and replaced with another name, at meetings of the various tropical cyclone committees.


Storm of the month and other tropical activity


Cyclone Fani was an extremely severe cyclonic storm that made landfall in Odisha, India on May 3. The storm achieved peak intensity as a near Category 5-equivalent cyclone with 3-minute sustained winds of 215 km/h (130 mph), 1-minute sustained winds of 250 km/h (155 mph), and a minimum central pressure of 937 hPa (mbar). Fani caused over $1.8 billion (2019 USD) in damage in India and Bangladesh and killed at least 89 people.

Since the last newsletter, twelve systems have formed.

  • Southwest Indian Ocean
    In the Southwest Indian Ocean, Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in Mozambique approximately 1 month after Cyclone Idai, causing widespread flooding and destruction. Overall, Kenneth killed at least 52 people and caused more than $100 million in damage. Additionally, Tropical Cyclone Lorna formed over the eastern portion of the basin in late April and dissipated in early May without affecting land.
  • Australian Region
    In the Australian Region, cyclones Lili and Ann formed in early May and both affected land. No deaths were reported, although Lili caused moderate damage in the Maluku Islands and East Timor.
  • South Pacific
    In the South Pacific, a tropical depression formed in mid-may, but failed to intensify and dissipated a few days later.
  • South Atlantic
    In the South Atlantic, Subtropical Storm Jaguar formed in late May and lasted for approximately two days before becoming extratropical.
  • Western Pacific
    In the Western Pacific, three weak tropical depressions existed during the first half of May.
  • North Atlantic
    In the North Atlantic, Subtropical Storm Andrea formed on the same day as Jaguar, but failed to intensify and dissipated on the next day.




  • The Eastern Pacific hurricane season began on May 15.
  • The Atlantic hurricane season will begin at 2:00 AM EDT on June 1.
  • The Central Pacific hurricane season will begin sometime after 12:00 AM HST on June 1.
Recent storms of the month
Edition Storm
36 Cyclone Idai
35 Typhoon Wutip (2019)

New WikiProject Members since the last newsletter in April 2019


More information can be found here. This list lists members who have joined/rejoined the WikiProject since the release of the last issue in April 2019. Sorted chronologically. Struckout users denote users who have left or have been banned.

To our new members: welcome to the project, and happy editing! Feel free to check the to-do list at the bottom right of the newsletter for things that you might want to work on. To our veteran members: thank you for your edits and your tireless contributions!

Editorial for welcoming new users, by Hurricanehink


Every year, editors new and old help maintain the new season of season articles. The older users are likely used to the standards of the project, such as how to Wikilink and reference properly. Newer users might make mistakes, and they might make them over and over again if they don't know better. If anyone (who happens to read this) comes across a new user, please don't bite, because with enough pushback, they'll decide that this group of editors is too mean, and unfun. This is all a volunteer project; no one can force anyone to do anything. We're all on here because of our love of knowledge and tropical cyclones. If you find someone new, consider using the official WPTC welcome template - Wikipedia:WikiProject Tropical cyclones/Welcome.

I also encourage that if you know any tropical cyclone researchers, please speak up and try recruiting them to edit. Veteran editors can't keep editing forever. Life gets busy, and the real world beckons!

Member of the month (edition) – Yellow Evan


Yellow Evan has been involved with WPTC since 2008. Since the last newsletter, Yellow Evan has taken 5 typhoon articles to good article status as well as created 2 more. Overall, he has created and/or significantly contributed to more than 130 good articles. Your work in the Western Pacific Basin is invaluable... Thank you for your contributions!

Latest WikiProject Alerts


The following are the latest article developments as updated by AAlertBot, as of the publishing of this issue. Due to the bot workings, some of these updates may seem out of place; nonetheless, they are included here.

Today's featured articles

Categories for discussion

Featured list candidates

Good article nominees

  Featured Content

This section lists content that have become featured, articles and lists, since the past newsletter in mid-April 2019.
From April 14–May 31, 2019, 1 featured article was promoted:

WikiProject Tropical Cyclones: News & Developments

  • An awards program for the project began on May 31. It involves 25 levels that may be gained by earning points for completing various actions such as getting good or featured articles. Additional awards will be added in the future.
  • As of this news letter, there are more articles ranked a good article or better (1317) than articles ranked B-class or worse (1272), for the first time in the project's history.
  • Every Atlantic hurricane season from 1945 to 2007 is rated at least a GA. That is an impressive feat, and an incredibly body of work among many editors.
  • Cyclone Raja became the 150th featured article in the project. Thanks to all of the editors and their tireless edits for writing 2.7% of all of Wikipedia's featured articles.
  • In the 24 hours after Hurricane Michael's TCR was released, the article on the hurricane was edited 82 times by 18 different users.
  • In March 2019, the most popular article in the project was Cyclone Idai, viewed 231,969 times during the month. The generic cyclone was 2nd most popular, with 131,080 views. In 3rd place was Hurricane Katrina with 112,283 views. Included in the top 20 were the 2018 and 19 Atlantic hurricane seasons, hurricanes Michael, Florence, Irma, Maria, and Harvey, and the 1896 Cedar Keys hurricane, which was TFA on March 20th.

New articles since the last newsletter include:

New GA's include:

Current assessment table


Assessments valid as of this printing. Depending on when you may be viewing this newsletter, the table may be outdated. See here for the latest, most up to date statistics.
As of this issue, there are 150 featured articles and 69 featured lists. There are 142 A-class articles, but that number is subject to change, depending if we mandate that all A-class articles have an A-class review first. There are 956 good articles, meaning it is possible we get to our 1000th GA by the end of the year. There are only 61 B-class articles, perhaps because because most articles of that quality already passed a GA review. There are 350 C-class articles, 720 start-class articles, and 141 stub-class articles, with 29 lists and 8 current articles. The number of lists may decrease further as the "Tropical cyclone X" articles continue to be reclassified as set index articles. These figures mean that nearly half of the project is rated a GA or better - including the lists/current/future articles, there are 1272 articles that are below GA status, versus 1317 that are GA or better.

About the assessment scale →

From the Main Page


From the Main Page documents WikiProject related materials that have appeared on the main page from April 14–May 31, 2019 in chronological order.

 Today's Featured Article
 Did you know...?

WikiProject To-Do


 

Here are some tasks you can do:

WRITE THIS LIST

Project Goals & Progress


The following is the current progress on the three milestone goals set by the WikiProject as of this publishing. They can be found, updated, at the main WikiProject page.

250 featured pages87.2% complete
150 featured articles99.3% complete
1500 good articles87.2% complete
All articles to C-class or better66.8% complete

NoahTalk 22:15, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Special AwardsEdit

Would you have any suggestions for designs for the special awards I mentioned on the project page? NoahTalk 21:23, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Good topicEdit

I created a Good topic nomination here if you would like to check it out. NoahTalk 23:17, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Looks like Halola is screwed due to archive sites shutting down (permanent deadlinks on all the WPAC MH material) and such, so this GT is also screwed. NoahTalk 04:04, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
I didn't realize that Halola also had to be in the topic simply due to its short existence in CPAC. I thought it wasn't supposed to be added due to its peak and impact in another basin. NoahTalk 01:15, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
Halola would appear in topics for both basins. See Hurricane Huko being a part of both topics. Halola should be doable to get to GA, I’m sure there are more than enough sources out there to cover the MH. Maybe not in as much detail as it stands though. Maybe look at other storms in the 2015 PTS and see how they handle the MH? Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 02:03, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
The timeline also needs to be featured, BTW. YE Pacific Hurricane 04:06, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Importance scale for WP:WPTCEdit

Hi @Hurricanehink. I saw you changed the importance rating of Cyclone Savannah down to Low. I don't have any problem with this, but I just wanted to know if there is a scale somewhere which describes which articles should classify as Low, Mid, High or Top importance (specific to WP:WPTC). It would be useful for me for future reference. I haven't found one anywhere. ChocolateTrain (talk) 12:04, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Compare the storm to other similar articles. Did Savannah set any major records? Not really. Did it strike land at a significant intensity? No. Major damage/deaths? No. Every storm is a case by case basis, but in my experience, Savannah is low-importance at best. Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 14:05, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
@ChocolateTrain:, I will try to explain what each classification means. NoahTalk 01:18, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Top For storms, this would be century scale disasters (Idai, Katrina, Harvey, etc). Basically, a storm would have to be very severe and have an impact so significant it would take decades to recover.
  • High Generally, a storm needs to have over a billion in damage, a decent number of deaths, or some large meteorological record in order to get this rating. Examples are Typhoon Mangkhut, Hurricane Michael, etc.
  • Mid A storm would basically need 10s of millions–100s of millions in damage to be rated at mid. A lot of the 2018 EPAC articles I wrote are rated as low importance. Examples of mid importance articles are TD Nineteen-E, TS Gordon (2018), etc.
  • Low Everything else.

WikiCup 2019 ReminderEdit

Hi. I'm DannyS712 (talk), and I just wanted to remind you that you are a current participant in round 3 of this year's WikiCup! There are just over 2 weeks until the third round ends – if you haven't made you first submission for this round yet, there is still time to start; if you have already started, keep up the good work. See your submissions page: here. Good luck!

Delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) at 19:11, 12 June 2019 (UTC) on behalf of DannyS712 (talk)

1991 Atlantic hurricane season scheduled for TFAEdit

This is to let you know that the 1991 Atlantic hurricane season article has been scheduled as today's featured article for July 2, 2019. Please check the article needs no amendments. If you're interested in editing the main page text, you're welcome to do so at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 2, 2019, but note that a coordinator will trim the lead to around 1000 characters anyway, so you aren't obliged to do so.

We also suggest that you watchlist Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors up to the day of this TFA. Thanks! Jimfbleak - talk to me? 09:21, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

June 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (stay tuned for Pride on weekend!)Edit

June 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 05:37, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Stay tuned for details om next event!
Sunday Jun 23: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

(You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future notifications for NYC-area events by adding or removing your name from this list.)

Sunday June 23: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of ArtEdit

June 23, 12:30pm: Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for Wiki Loves Pride @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. Togethe, we'll create new and expand existing Wikipedia articles on LGBT artists and artworks with LGBT themes in the Met collection!

With refreshments, and a special museum tour in the afternoon!

And there will be a wiki-cake!

Open to everyone at all levels of experience, wiki instructional workshop and one-on-one support will be provided.

See also the global Wiki Loves Pride photo contest, as well as the Met's online LGBT Art Writing Contest, and also the LGBT Health Writing Contest.

12:30pm - 4:30 pm at Uris Center for Education, Metropolitan Museum of Art (81st Street entrance) at 1000 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
(note this is just south of the main entrance)

This is the fifth annual Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thon supported by Wikimedia NYC! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 16:30, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Stay tuned for details on next event!
Sunday July 14: Great American Wiknic @ Roosevelt Island

(You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future notifications for NYC-area events by adding or removing your name from this list.)

A-class reviewEdit

Looks like what I did worked since it added the request here and sent the message out on Discord as well. NoahTalk 11:28, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

The June 2019 Signpost is out!Edit

WikiCup 2019 July newsletterEdit

The third round of the 2019 WikiCup has now come to an end. The 16 users who made it to the fourth round needed to score at least 68 points, which is substantially lower than last year's 227 points. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

  •   Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with 500 points derived mainly from a featured article and two GAs on natural history topics
  •   Adam Cuerden, with 480 points, a tally built on 16 featured pictures, the result of meticulous restoration work
  •   SounderBruce, a finalist in the last two years, with 306 points from a variety of submissions, mostly related to sport or the State of Washington
  •   Usernameunique, with 305 points derived from a featured article and two GAs on archaeology and related topics

Contestants managed 4 (5) featured articles, 4 featured lists, 18 featured pictures, 29 good articles, 50 DYK entries, 9 ITN entries, and 39 good article reviews. As we enter the fourth round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Please also remember that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them, and it is imperative to claim them in the correct round; one FA claim had to be rejected because it was incorrectly submitted (claimed in Round 3 when it qualified for Round 2), so be warned! When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anything else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:12, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Sunday July 14: Annual NYC Wiki-Picnic @ Roosevelt IslandEdit

July 14, 2-7pm: Annual NYC Wiki-Picnic @ Roosevelt Island

You are invited to join us at the "picnic anyone can edit" in the lovely Southpoint Park on Roosevelt Island, as part of the Great American Wiknic celebrations being held across the USA. Remember it's a wiki-picnic, which means potluck.

This year the Wiknic will double as a "Strategy Salon" (more information at Wiknic page), using open space technology to address major questions facing our social movement.

2–7pm - come by any time!
Our picnicking area is at Southpoint Park, south of the tram and subway, and also just south of the Cornell Tech campus.
Look for us by the Wikipedia / Wikimedia NYC banner!

Celebrate our 13th year of wiki-picnics! We hope to see you there! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 21:36, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

(You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future notifications for NYC-area events by adding or removing your name from this list.)

RosaEdit

Just wanted to let you know that I re-nominated Rosa. NoahTalk 20:46, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Featured Topic nomination for the 2018 Pacific hurricane seasonEdit

Before you tell me the season isn't ready, I'm going to say this is a plan for 2020. I have the calculations in (WikiWork) and have determined that I must pass at least 3–4 more FAs (including Rosa) in order to fulfill the requirement. That, of course, doesn't count the main article and the timeline which are required. I may get more FAs than that (and likely will try to go for more). Just wanted to let you know I plan to get all these articles to good or featured status. NoahTalk 23:08, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Good goal @Hurricane Noah:, and I'm glad you're going for FAC again. If you do include the main article and the timeline among the featured articles, then do you still need 3-4 more FA's? It might be tricky, but your best bets are Hurricane Lane (2018), Rosa, and Hurricane Willa. I can still help with Willa if you want, but I do want to get one other project done first (Hurricane Floyd for its 20th year anniversary). I had a difficult June, but I'm pretty sure I'll be editing more regularly now. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 22:18, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
I need at least 7 FAs/FLs in total... 2 FAs currently + the timeline and season article equals 4. I would need at least 3. NoahTalk 01:32, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
Just so you know, I am working on a massive overhaul of Sergio. I did notice a brutal mistake I had made when dealing with a complex event. Some sources had indicated Sergio caused 400M in damage over 3–4 days, when in reality Sergio directly/indirectly caused a mere 668,000 in the US (mainly from tornadoes that the weather channel attributed to Sergio during the October 12–13 stretch). It turns out that an unusually powerful cold front trailing Sergio caused all 400M on its own (definitely article worthy). I found some reports mentioning a pacific low had much more severe impacts in AZ as a result of moisture from Sergio (Sergio was the secondary in this, although it had a notable effect on the severity). I also found reports for direct impacts in Texas from the 12–13 of October. It should be enough material for the article to be able to take it to FAC. NoahTalk 04:24, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Question - did that cold front sweep up Sergio? If so, then the impacts from the cold front can be included here. No need for a separate article at that point. If Sergio was related, then you can include those other reports. Keep up the good work, and when you're ready for FAC, ping me, I'll give it a review first. Hope you're managing the heat well this summer! ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 00:17, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── My understanding was Sergio passed through from Oct 12–13 and the cold front arrived on Oct 15. NoahTalk 20:52, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

@Hurricane Noah:, that might be too separated to include the front with Sergio. However, if Sergio's impacts were compounded by the front, then you could include that in your narrative. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:16, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
There isn’t any proof of that from the reports I have seen. Right now, Sergio is slightly larger than Rosa and will grow a bit more in the US section. I have been milking the storm event reports since they contain info not found elsewhere. I didn’t include all of them of course, but I did source when listing things out. I will have to fix up the Mex, Met, lede after that. Mainly, I need to rewrite/trim the lede, rewrite the MH, and add more info to Mex. NoahTalk 15:34, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
Great work then, keep that up! Often, our newish articles just languish because no one pays attention to them. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:49, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
Well... I did create/recreate most of the EPAC articles last year. I want to see my creations through. NoahTalk 15:57, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
That explains why so many are so good! Congrats on Rosa passing. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 14:47, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Could you please review Sergio when you get a chance? I am done overhauling it. NoahTalk 03:48, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Hurricane Bud(2006) listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Hurricane Bud(2006). Since you had some involvement with the Hurricane Bud(2006) redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. A1Cafel (talk) 02:31, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 1994 Bangladesh cycloneEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article 1994 Bangladesh cyclone you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of 12george1 -- 12george1 (talk) 04:42, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 1994 Bangladesh cycloneEdit

The article 1994 Bangladesh cyclone you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:1994 Bangladesh cyclone for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of 12george1 -- 12george1 (talk) 04:21, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

ErickEdit

I saw JTWC just gave an estimate of T6.5 for Erick. NoahTalk 15:44, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

And it’s a C4 now! Good thing we have lists for every EPAC intensity category :) Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 21:38, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

EPAC TSsEdit

Is the advisory archive a sufficient source for the 2019 TSs? NoahTalk 14:48, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Not for the stuff like deaths/damage, but for their dates, yea, that should be fine. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:31, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 July 2019Edit

TFL notificationEdit

Hi, Hurricanehink. I'm just posting to let you know that List of Arabian Peninsula tropical cyclones – a list that you have been heavily involved with – has been chosen to appear on the Main Page as Today's featured list for September 6. The TFL blurb can be seen here. If you have any thoughts on the selection, please post them on my talk page or at TFL talk. Regards, Giants2008 (Talk) 22:22, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

SergioEdit

I have addressed every item you mentioned, but there doesn't appear to be much else for Mexico. The issue seems to be a minimal impact in Baja Sur and isolated pockets of damage in the few Mexican states it would have hit before crossing the border. I am adding in the tiny amount of Baja California data I have in the next few minutes. NoahTalk 14:22, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Hurricane Noah. I did some research for the town where apparently half of the houses were damaged. There was some street damage, but nothing I read could substantiate that more than half of the houses were damaged. I double checked the original source, and it said that "60%, 70% of homes in some way or another affected". That doesn't specifically mean they were damaged. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 14:41, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
Okay, I made a few changes. NoahTalk 14:52, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
Do you think a FAC would be possible considering what I have for Mexico is all I could find (mainly minimal impact)? NoahTalk 15:02, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
That's your call. You've seen two successful FAC's with Carlotta and 16-E. I know you have your 2018 PHS FT plan, and considering the work you've put into Sergio, I wouldn't dissuade you from going for FAC. The bit about Hawaiian waves seems like an afterthought - that should be split off. Other than that, the article is in really solid shape for an FAC run. Plan for comments to come up like they did in Carlotta, Rosa, and 16-E, but you seem like the type of editor who could handle any comments. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:06, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
Well, most of the comments thus far seem minor. I forgot the word "the" in a place and used the name a bit too much. Also, I will try to get most of my Willa sources incorporated into that article soon. Once I run out of sources, I will organize it into a more presentable view and then publish the changes. NoahTalk 17:00, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

WPTC SheetEdit

I noticed the WW# is off on the WPTC spreadsheet due to the lack of lists (they are factored by the bot here). The Atlantic has a difference of 0.21 due to various lists. NoahTalk 11:21, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Do you mean the excel spreadsheet on Google docs? That has the timelines listed. Is that what you mean? Or did you mean other Atl-specific lists that aren’t listed there? Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 11:54, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
There are other lists that aren’t included there, but are factored in on wikipedia. NoahTalk 12:46, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
Do you mean like List of Category 5 ATL hurricanes, or List of Florida hurricanes, or off-season TC's? Yea, none of those are listed in the WPTC sheet. It's hard to categorize them as easily. The main focus on the spreadsheet is to have each year and storm organized/documented, but I suppose we can/should add those other basin-dependent lists. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 14:01, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
The main issue is lists for states/countries or other non-basin aspects. NoahTalk 14:34, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
Most areas are pretty clearly tied to one basin or another. Eventually, we may have difficulty where to list, if we were to have a List of Mexico hurricanes, List of Indochina typhoons, or List of Solomon Islands tropical cyclones. I suppose List of New Mexico hurricanes is a little debatable, although there were more EPAC storms. Likewise List of Texas hurricanes, but that clearly has more Atlantic storms. When I get the time, I'll start adding the lists, unless you (or someone else) feels like doing so. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 14:38, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi thereEdit

Thanks for talking to me in a calm manner I previously had a message saying Don't do this which maid me even more angry. From now one I will not say things like that in the edit summary and instead go onto the users talk page and explain it to them. Thanks I lot and again sorry. Flyaturtle (talk) 19:07, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

My intended area of focus.Edit

Hello, and thanks for the great welcome! My intended area of focus is the Atlantic Basin. I will do updates on current storms, and that kind of thing. However, I love all kinds of weather. One thing I have done, I created the article Tropical Storm Dorian (2019). Well, I did not create it, which an other user did to make a redirect, rather, I added all of the main content, with many other editors helping me get things right. So, that is my intended area of focus, and I hope I enjoy working with you fellow editors. Again thanks! --Wyatt2049 | (talk) 16:33, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

August 28: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC (+editathons before and after)Edit

August 28, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

Featuring this month a review of the recent Wikimania 2019 conference in Sweden!

We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming edit-a-thons, museum and library projects, education initiatives, and other outreach activities.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team 17:57, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Edit-a-thons at Interference Archive and The Met

Also check out these editing events, before and after our WikiWednesday Salon:

(You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future notifications for NYC-area events by adding or removing your name from this list.)

The Signpost: 30 August 2019Edit

WikiCup 2019 September newsletterEdit

The fourth round of the competition has finished in a flurry of last minute activity, with 454 points being required to qualify for the final round. It was a hotly competitive round with two contestants with over 400 points being eliminated, and all but two of the finalists having achieved an FA during the round. Casliber, our 2016 winner, was the highest point-scorer, followed by Enwebb and Lee Vilenski, who are both new to the competition. In fourth place was SounderBruce, a finalist last year. But all those points are swept away as we start afresh for the final round.

Round 4 saw the achievement of 11 featured articles. In addition, Adam Cuerden scored with 18 FPs, Lee Vilenski led the GA score with 8 GAs while Kosack performed 15 GA reviews. There were around 40 DYKs, 40 GARs and 31 GAs overall during round 4. Even though contestants performed more GARs than they achieved GAs, there was still some frustration at the length of time taken to get articles reviewed.

As we start round 5, we say goodbye to the eight competitors who didn't quite make it; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia, and we hope you will join us again next year. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 4 but before the start of round 5 can be claimed in round 5. Remember too that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them (some people have fallen foul of this rule and the points have been removed).

If you are concerned that your nomination, whether it be for a good article, a featured process, or anything else, will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66, Vanamonde and Cwmhiraeth MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:44, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Saturday Sept 7: Met Fashion Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of ArtEdit

Sept 7, 12:30pm: Met Fashion Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for Met Fashion Edit-a-thon @ Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. Together, we'll expand Wikipedia:WikiProject Fashion topics for basic clothing types that can be illustrated by the Met collection, and also past Costume Institute exhibitions!

It's the last weekend for Camp: Notes on Fashion, and we will have an intro talk to the exhibit by a guest from the Costume Institute, and participants will then be able to visit it on their own. Galleries will be open this evening until 9 pm.

With refreshments, and there will be a wiki-cake!

Open to everyone at all levels of experience, wiki instructional workshop and one-on-one support will be provided.

12:30pm - 4:30 pm at Uris Center for Education, Metropolitan Museum of Art (81st Street entrance) at 1000 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
(note this is just south of the main entrance)
Galleries will be open this evening until 9 pm, and some wiki-visitors may wish to take this opportunity to see Camp: Notes on Fashion together after the formal event.

Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends, colleagues and students! --Wikimedia New York City Team 19:37, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

(You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future notifications for NYC-area events by adding or removing your name from this list.)

Sept 25: WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

September 25, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon NYC

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our monthly "WikiWednesday" evening salon (7-9pm) and knowledge-sharing workshop at Metropolitan New York Library Council in Midtown Manhattan. Is there a project you'd like to share? A question you'd like answered? A Wiki* skill you'd like to learn? Let us know by adding it to the agenda.

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Metropolitan New York Library Council (8th floor) at 599 11th Avenue, Manhattan
(note this month we will be meeting in Midtown Manhattan, not at Babycastles)

We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Wikimedia New York City Team ~~~~~

(You can subscribe/unsubscribe from future notifications for NYC-area events by adding or removing your name from this list.)

The Signpost: 30 September 2019Edit

Stuff buried in a website sourceEdit

OK so I'm sure you've seen this before but I thought I'd show it to you just in case you hadn't. It was buried in the page source of this FAQ page:

The Hurricane Research Division produced surface wind analysis of tropical cyclones from 1993 - 2013 as part of the H*Wind Project. In 2014 this technology was transferred to Hwind Scientific, a US private sector firm as allowed under the Technology Transfer Act of 1986 (15 US Code 3710). The images and data sets formerly available on this site, are now publicly available at:

http://www.hwind.co/legacy_data/

Real-time and post storm wind field products for the 2014 Hurricane season and future years are available at Hwind Scientific’s commercial site: http://www.hwind.co Hwind Scientific will also offer a revised historical archive with user support, time-centered, post storm analyses, larger domains, higher resolution grids, consistent analysis methodologies, and error corrections.

 ♦ Lingzhi2 (talk) 02:52, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

@Lingzhi2:, I wasn't familiar with that. Thankfully, I don't think it affects Wikipedia much. The text says the technology was transferred, but that doesn't have anything to do with the publisher of the material, which counts when we're citing anything from HRD. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:06, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
Sounds good! ♦ Lingzhi2 (talk) 21:44, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
Return to the user page of "Hurricanehink".