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WikiCup 2018 May newsletterEdit

The second round of the 2018 WikiCup has now finished. Most contestants who advanced to the next round scored upwards of 100 points, but two with just 10 points managed to scrape through into round 3. Our top scorers in the last round were:

  •   Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with three featured articles
  •   Iazyges, with nine good articles and lots of bonus points
  •   Yashthepunisher, a first time contestant, with two featured lists
  •   SounderBruce, a finalist last year, with seventeen good topic articles
  •   Usernameunique, a first time contestant, with fourteen DYKs
  •   Muboshgu, a seasoned competitor, with three ITNs and
  •   Courcelles, another first time contestant, with twenty-seven GARs

So far contestants have achieved twelve featured articles between them and a splendid 124 good articles. Commendably, 326 GARs have been completed during the course of the 2018 WikiCup, so the backlog of articles awaiting GA review has been reduced as a result of contestants' activities. 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. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met; most of the GARs are fine, but a few have been a bit skimpy.

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) 06:10, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

My goodnessEdit

You're still only 19? How young were you when you started? I knew you were young, but didn't realize the degree. Thegreatdr (talk) 01:10, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

@Thegreatdr and Yellow Evan: I was about the same age YE was at that time when I began editing (as an IP). (You may figure out the age in a short while, but I won't say exactly what that was.) Don't be that surprised. I'm sure that plenty of us started out editing as kids.   🌀 LightandDark2000 (talk) 06:58, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
:O Thegreatdr (talk) 00:30, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 May 2018Edit

Re: importanceEdit

Surely there should be a top importance article in each basin, and there were two open slots. I think both are more worthy than Sandy or Andrew, considering those two are US based and aren’t even the costliest or even 3rd costliest. Regarding Gafilo, it has more confirmed deaths than Leon-Eline, was stronger, and costlier (only because I couldn’t find a death toll for Leon-Eline). What do you think? Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 23:00, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Gafilo and Leon-Eline are both important storms. Not sure how much of a factor it is, but Gafilo is not mentioned in the Madagascar country article, whereas Leon-Eline is mentioned in Mozambique's article (although not by name). If you include preceding floods along with Leon-Eline, then the death toll of 700 is one of the highest in the southern hemisphere. Only 114 deaths can be confirmed related to Leon-Eline though, which is lower than Gafilo's death toll. That was my rationale for giving Gafilo top-importance, but I'm happy to open up this discussion more. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 02:42, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 29 June 2018Edit

Talk:2003–04 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season/GA1Edit

Hey there YE. I believe I addressed all of your concerns with the aforementioned GAN. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 20:23, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018 July newsletterEdit

The third round of the 2018 WikiCup has now come to an end. The 16 users who made it to the fourth round had at least 227 points. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

  •   Courcelles, a first time contestant, with 1756 points, a tally built largely on 27 GAs related to the Olympics
  •   Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with two featured articles and three GAs on natural history and astronomy topics
  •   SounderBruce, a finalist last year, with a variety of submissions related to transport in the state of Washington

Contestants managed 7 featured articles, 4 featured lists, 120 good articles, 1 good topic, 124 DYK entries, 15 ITN entries, and 132 good article reviews. Over the course of the competition, contestants have completed 458 GA reviews, in comparison to 244 good articles submitted for review and promoted. 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. When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met. Please also remember that all submissions must meet core Wikipedia policies, regardless of the review process; several submissions, particularly in abstruse or technical areas, have needed additional work to make them completely verifiable.

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), Cwmhiraeth (talk), Vanamonde (talk) 04:55, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

¡Una barnstar para ti!Edit

  La Barnstar especial
Debut of barnstar as Professional meteorologist 🌀ARGOSBETA24🌀 01:52, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Joining WikiProjectsEdit

Hello! I want to join the Tropical Cyclone WikiProject, but I don't know how. Grammarguruguy (talk) 14:38, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Grammarguruguy: just add your username to the bottom of the member list. Then you can place {{User WPTC}} on your user page. :) ~ KN2731 {t · c} 03:37, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Happy birthday!Edit

It’s a little early your time, but I’m 2 minutes late my time, so happy birthday, my fellow 713er 🎊🎂 Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 04:02, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

HarveyEdit

I think we need to have a discussion on how to improve the Hurricane Harvey article to B class. With what you said "Certain sections are quite bloated and it's missing statements like 'X homes were damaged in Y, leaving Z homeless' type of info.", I marked B2 as not being covered as this would be an obvious omission of data. I am currently working on getting a stub article to start class or possibly C class today, so Harvey isn't my biggest priority. I just feel we need a discussion on how to get our C class hurricane articles to B class. FigfiresSend me a message! 17:48, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Tropical cyclones in 2010Edit

I have been working on Tropical cyclones in 2010 for the last 2 days and it is coming along nicely. Would appreciate some ideas for improvements to the structure of the page. FigfiresSend me a message! 20:36, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

@Yellow Evan: I know it is supposed to be different from season articles. I found 24 notable systems that deserve mentioning in the article. However, I would appreciate it if other editors would give guidance in the development of the article. FigfiresSend me a message! 00:11, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
@Yellow Evan:Should the summary for the notable tropical cyclones be a sentence or two? Or should it be more detailed? I just want more feedback before going ahead with some changes. FigfiresSend me a message! 14:40, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

WPac tablesEdit

Just to note that in regards to your edit here, you are wrong as we use the JMA numbers instead of the JTWC numbers. Therefore Maria is "08" here not "10". Typhoon2013 (talk) 01:30, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Tropical cyclones/List of Category 3 Pacific hurricanesEdit

Hello YE, if you have time do you mind looking through my draft? I'm mostly done with it but I'd like other users (especially people familiar with the EPac) to make sure it's generally sound first before entering mainspace. ~ KN2731 {t · c} 15:19, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 July 2018Edit

Hector RecordEdit

Appears that Hector just set a record. I cant find any sources about the record... Are we still able to mention it? FigfiresSend me a message! 22:20, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

RE: Also, what do you think about the current Hector article? I have been working hard to expand the meteorological history section. FigfiresSend me a message! 19:47, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Re: To be honest, I highly doubt Hector will cross into the Western Pacific at Typhoon intensity given it was just lowered to 65kt. Does the JMA name it based off its highest intensity or the intensity at the time it enters the basin? FigfiresSend me a message! 21:05, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
What I meant was if it crosses over as a TS, will it be referred to as Typhoon Hector or (Severe) Tropical Storm Hector for the name of it in that region?FigfiresSend me a message! 21:21, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of Hurricane Hector (2018) for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Hurricane Hector (2018) 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/Hurricane Hector (2018) 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. FigfiresSend me a message! 17:09, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 30 August 2018Edit

WikiCup 2018 September newsletterEdit

The fourth round of the 2018 WikiCup has now come to an end. The eight users who made it to the final round had to score a minimum of 422 points to qualify, with the top score in the round being 4869 points. The leaders in round 4 were:

  •   Courcelles scored a magnificent 4869 points, with 92 good articles on Olympics-related themes. Courcelles' bonus points alone exceeded the total score of any of the other contestants!
  •   Kees08 was second with 1155 points, including a high-scoring featured article for Neil Armstrong, two good topics and some Olympics-related good articles.
  •   Cas Liber, with 1066 points, was in third place this round, with two featured articles and a good article, all on natural history topics.
  • Other contestants who qualified for the final round were   Nova Crystallis,   Iazyges,   SounderBruce,   Kosack and   Ceranthor.

During round four, 6 featured articles and 164 good articles were promoted by WikiCup contestants, 13 articles were included in good topics and 143 good article reviews were performed. There were also 10 "in the news" contributions on the main page and 53 "did you knows". Congratulations to all who participated! It was a generally high-scoring and productive round and I think we can expect a highly competitive finish to the competition.

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 10 days of "earning" them. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. It would be helpful if this list could be cleared of any items no longer relevant. 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, and let the best editor win! 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) 18:31, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 1 October 2018Edit

Lexis Nexis requestsEdit

Hey YE, could you check LN for Cyclone Sagar, Cyclone Mekunu, and Cyclone Luban? I want to get all three up to GAN by the end of the year, and a nice LN search would make me feel better about comprehensiveness. Hope you're well. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:18, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

School is more important than newspaper requests :P Thanks YE ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:45, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 28 October 2018Edit

WikiCup 2018 November newsletterEdit

The WikiCup is over for another year! Our Champion this year is   Courcelles (submissions), who over the course of the competition has amassed 147 GAs, 111 GARs, 9 DYKs, 4 FLs and 1 ITN. Our finalists were as follows:

  1.   Courcelles (submissions)
  2.   Kosack (submissions)
  3.   Kees08 (submissions)
  4.   SounderBruce (submissions)
  5.   Cas Liber (submissions)
  6.   Nova Crystallis (submissions)
  7.   Iazyges (submissions)
  8.   Ceranthor (submissions)


All those who reached the final win awards, and awards will also be going to the following participants:

Awards will be handed out in the coming weeks. Please be patient!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's WikiCup, whether you made it to the final rounds or not, and particular congratulations to the newcomers to the WikiCup who have achieved much this year. Thanks to all who have taken part and helped out with the competition.

Next year's competition begins on 1 January. You are invited to sign up to participate; it is open to all Wikipedians, new and old. The WikiCup judges will be back in touch over the coming months, and we hope to see you all in the 2019 competition. Until then, it only remains to once again congratulate our worthy winners, and thank all participants for their involvement! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email) and Vanamonde93 (talk · contribs · email).

User pageEdit

YE, did you visit Texas twice? Because I see 2 “this user has visited Texas”. Acyclonxe (talk) 12:40, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

ArbCom 2018 election voter messageEdit

 Hello, Yellow Evan. Voting in the 2018 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 3 December. All users who registered an account before Sunday, 28 October 2018, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Thursday, 1 November 2018 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2018 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 1 December 2018Edit

Talk:List of Horn of Africa tropical cyclones ratingEdit

There are no records of any storms hitting some Molly out before 1980, and it doesn’t help that the satellite era started in 1961. Frankly, I bet the Indian meteorological department didn’t care for much of its history tracking storms that far west away from India. I’m sure there been more storms affecting the area. I just can’t find them :/ Could you search LN for any of the storms since 1984, or so [Somalia cyclone] as a search. You’ll get a lot for 2013 and 2018, so just search before 2013 (if you can/have the time!) Just wanted to explain why I published despite it seeming incomplete. Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 00:56, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 December 2018Edit

Welcome to the 2019 WikiCup!Edit

Hello and Happy New Year!

Welcome to the 2019 WikiCup, the competition begins today. If you have already joined, your submission page can be found here. If you have not yet signed up, you can add your name here and we will set up your submissions page. One important rule to remember is that only content on which you have completed significant work during 2019, and which you have nominated this year, is eligible for points in the competition, the judges will be checking! Any questions should be directed to one of the judges, or left on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup. Signups will close at the end of January, and the first round will end on 26 February; the 64 highest scorers at that time will make it to round 2. Good luck! The judges for the WikiCup are Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email), Godot13 (talk · contribs · email), Vanamonde93 (talk · contribs · email) and Cwmhiraeth (talk · contribs · email). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:14, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Typhoon Ofelia (1990)Edit

  Hello! Your submission of Typhoon Ofelia (1990) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! IveGoneAway (talk) 03:47, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 January 2019Edit

DYK for Typhoon OfeliaEdit

 On 10 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Typhoon Ofelia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Typhoon Ofelia was the worst typhoon to hit eastern Taiwan in 30 years? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Typhoon Ofelia), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 10 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!

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The Signpost: 28 February 2019Edit

The Hurricane HeraldEdit

Volume XIV, Issue 37, February 25, 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 over eight 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 in the two months of 2019. This edition's editor and author is Hurricanehink (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.

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Storm of the month (Typhoon Wutip) and other tropical activity


Typhoon Wutip was the strongest February typhoon on record, surpassing Typhoon Higos from 2015. On February 25, Wutip reached peak intensity as a Category 5-equivalent super typhoon, with maximum 10-minute sustained winds of 195 km/h (120 mph), 1-minute sustained winds of 260 km/h (160 mph), and a minimum central pressure of 915 hPa (mbar).

Other storms so far in the 2019 typhoon season include a long-lived tropical depression in January, and the year-crossing Tropical Storm Pabuk, which struck southern Thailand, becoming the first storm to hit the area since Linda in 1997. Pabuk caused 10 deaths and $151 million in damage. Upon entering the North Indian Ocean, Pabuk marked the earliest a storm was in the basin in the calendar year.

In the south-west Indian Ocean, two tropical storms – Desmond and Eketsang – formed in the Mozambique Channel. The latter storm killed 10 people in Madagascar. Two intense tropical cyclones – Funani and Gelena – developed in February. The latter storm left 90% of Rodrigues without power. There is a tropical disturbance that is active as of the timing of this newsletter's publication.

In the Austrailan region, Tropical Cyclone Penny developed in late December near Queensland, and spent early January striking Australia three times. A series of tropical lows and cyclones formed around Australia, including Cyclone Oma which crossed 160°E twice, the boundary with the South Pacific Ocean. In early January, Cyclone Mona caused flooding in Fiji, which formed earlier in the Australian region. Cyclone Pola is active as of the publication of this newsletter.

New WikiProject Members since the last newsletter in November 2013


More information can be found here. This list lists members who have joined/rejoined the WikiProject since the release of the last issue in 2013. Sorted chronologically. Struckout users denote users who have left or have been banned.

Member of the month (edition) – Hurricane Noah


User:Hurricane Noah has been editing Wikipedia since 2016, and joined the WPTC in October 2017. This year, Hurricane Noah created the featured list List of Category 2 Pacific hurricanes, as well as the A-class article Tropical Depression Nineteen-E (2018). Thank you Hurricane Noah for your contributions - I hope you continue editing!

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WikiProject Tropical Cyclones: News & Developments


As Wikipedia reaches age 18, so do we all get older, life gets busy, tensions rise, and we gain and lose editors. This is especially noticeable during the summer, when the project becomes busier. The project has slowed down in recent years, myself included. I want to do what I can to re-engage editors, which is why I am restarting this newsletter after six years. I don't want to do all of the writing each month, so please contact me if you're interested in doing any of the writing, or if you have ideas for project engagement. The main news month is that there are a lot of new project goals located on the project talk page, so check them out if you have a moment. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 17:39, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

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 147 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 944 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 353 C-class articles, 720 start-class articles, and 139 stub-class articles, with 49 lists and 8 current articles. There means that roughly half of the project is rated a GA or better - including the lists/future articles, there are 1330 articles that are below GA status, versus 1302 that are GA or better. If the project remains productive, then this milestone is within reach of having half of the project be rated "good" or better.

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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 pages86.4% complete
150 featured articles98% complete
1500 good articles86.8% complete

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).

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:19, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 March 2019Edit

“Effects” as section title, as opposed to “Impact and aftermath”Edit

What do you think? Jason Rees (talk · contribs) and I were talking. Do you think that might be a viable section title? After all, it would synchronize with the myriad effects sub-articles we have. For whatever reason, we don’t call them “Impacts of Hurricane X.” Or should we? I don’t want to bring it up to the whole project yet, just wanted to gauge your thoughts. Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 20:16, 9 April 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)

LN for 94 Bangladesh?Edit

Hiya YE. Would you mind sending me LN links for 1994 Bangladesh cyclone, and while you're at it, the other storms of the 1994 season? Is that too much to ask? I'll get to the ACR's for Mike and Ike (hah) soon, currently trudging through Floyd. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 21:07, 26 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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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 22:10, 31 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 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)

Cyclone LiliEdit

I just wanted to say thank you for your advice during the Good Article assessment for the Cyclone Lili article, and for accepting the nomination! ChocolateTrain (talk) 17:13, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

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