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Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Severe Weather. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

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WikiProject on Severe Weather


The purpose of the Severe Weather project is an initiative to maintain, standardize, and create pages for all severe weather phenomena, to create, maintain, and improve pages for significant encyclopedic severe weather events as they occur, and to create, maintain, and improve articles for historic severe weather events.

While the term severe weather means, by some definitions, any weather phenomena which cause damage to life and property, the most common definition of severe weather refers to damaging phenomena produced by severe thunderstorms. This project concentrates on the latter, focusing on articles related to tornadoes, hailstorms, derechos, lightning, and other severe thunderstorm-related phenomena. Historical events involving or caused by these phenomena, as well as severe weather meteorologists and other people involving severe weather events may also be included.


1) Standardize pages for severe weather events and people, in the same spirit as our parent project.

2) Improve the pages for severe weather phenomena.

3) Learn more for historical severe weather events, and provide detailed information for current and recent severe weather events.


Related WikiProjectsEdit

Related WikiportalsEdit


Active membersEdit

  1. RunningOnBrains 07:18, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
  2. CrazyC83 02:10, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
  3. WxGopher (formerly Gopher backer)
  4. Evolauxia
  5. Bryan C. W.
  6. Southern Illinois SKYWARN
  7. JForget
  8. Juliancolton (talk) 20:09, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
  9. Rdfox 76 (talk) 16:48, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
  10. Cyclonebiskit (talk) 21:32, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
  11. AtheWeatherman (talk) 08:44, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  12. Chris1193 (talk) 15:45, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
  13. Itfc+canes=me (talk) 10:49, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
  14. °≈§→ Robomaeyhem ←§≈° 00:21, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
  15. Inferno, Lord of Penguins 22:23, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
  16. --क्षेम्य Tranquility 18:53, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
  17. Bbabybear02 (talk) 23:55, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
  18. Ks0stm (TC) 20:12, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
  19. KnowledgeRequire
  20. -Marcusmax(speak) 04:47, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
  21. Handbook3
  22. TheAustinMan (talk) 22:54, 22 May 2010 (UTC) I'll specialize in tornado outbreaks.
  23. Oaxspot
  24. Zonafan39
  25. (formerly "Red Thunder") A8x (talk) 20:31, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
  26. Joseph507357 (talk) 15:55, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
  27. Perseus, Son of Zeus 16:14, 24 November 2010 (UTC)
  28. TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 22:22, 7 December 2010 (UTC)
  29. Kyle1081
  30. Skamecrazy123
  31. Inks.LWC
  32. Bruvtakesover 22:48, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
  33. Gwickwire (talk) 03:07, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
  34. Sleddog116 (talk) 03:05, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
  35. United States Man (talk) 22:01, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
  36.  --Bowser the Storm Tracker  Chat Me Up 15:55, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  37. User:Guy1890 (User talk:Guy1890) Guy1890 (talk) 00:38, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
  38. Enfcer (talk) 01:28, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
  39. ManhattanSandyFurystorm (talk)
  40. TornadoLGS (talk) 05:21, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
  41. JudyCS (talk)
  42. JordanKyser22 T 20:37, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
  43. Dustin (talk) 06:04, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
  44. Jdcomix (talk) 19:00, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
  45. HurricaneGonzalo (talk) 18:19, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
  46. Will211
  47. Jh23487 (talk) 22:20, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
  48. StrayBolt (talk) 21:09, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
  49. Ecstatic Electrical, 19:26, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
  50. PATH SLOPU (Talk) 10:55, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
  51. BWomack (talk) 4:07, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
  52. funplussmart (talk) 21:26, 29 September 2018 (UTC)


In 2013, WxBot was created to assist the project and other meteorology-related projects. As the bot runs through AutoWikiBrowser, only tasks that can be performed in AWB can be performed by the bot. Click here to make a request for the bot to perform a task.

Inactive membersEdit

This section is for users who are inactive in this Wikiproject; these users may change their status at any time, if they wish.

  1. Senators
  2. Wweisreal
  3. Meteoguy 18:53, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
  4. WxHalo
  5. Fujita
  6. WindRunner 18:19, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
  7. Hydrogen Iodide(HI!)
  8. LuigiTheVII 20:24, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
  9. - Milk's Favorite Cookie
  10. Stormtracker94 (talk · contribs) 11:12, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
  11. Theonlysilentbob
  12. bob rulz (talk) 03:37, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
  13. SteelersFan-94 19:40, 8 December 2008 (UTC) _ live in an area that has a-lot of tornados, so I can get some good pics
    • This user is retired per his talk page. -RunningOnBrains 02:54, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
  14. All2341
  15. Showtime2009 (talk) 06:05, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
  16. Bunsdome (talk) 11:50 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Member userboxesEdit

Code Result
{{Template:User WP Severe weather}} Usage
{{Template:User WikiProject Severe weather}}
 This user actively participates in WikiProject Severe weather.

Core ArticlesEdit

Article Need Rationale Quality Comments
Tornado Top   FA Passed a Featured Article Review. Keep maintained.
2011 Super Outbreak Top   GA Has passed the Good article criteria. But of course, there are always improvements to be made
1999 Bridge Creek–Moore tornado Top   GA Has passed the Good article criteria. But of course, there are always improvements to be made
2013 El Reno tornado Top   GA Has passed the Good article criteria. But of course, there are always improvements to be made
Thunderstorm Top   GA Has passed the Good article criteria. But of course, there are always improvements to be made
Hail Top   GA Has passed the Good article criteria. But of course, there are always improvements to be made
Lightning Top B Getting better, very long, may need to split into sub-articles
Tri-State Tornado Top B Needs inline citations and an expansion
1974 Super Outbreak Top B Needs copyedit, and should be modified to be an easier read for the layman
Derecho Top C Needs inline citations and a mild expansion
Severe weather Top Our top-level article C Discussion has started on Severe weather's structure and organization. See talk page.
Supercell Top C Needs global coverage, few more inline citations, and better structure
Downburst High C Needs inline citations and a minor expansion
Daulatpur–Saturia tornado Top Start Needs a MAJOR expansion beyond the measly stub it is now
List of F5 and EF5 tornadoes Top List Needs continued improvements to bring to FL-class.
List of tornadoes in the 2011 Super Outbreak Top List Needs continued improvements to bring to FL-class.

Format for articlesEdit

  • Note on units: All quantities should be expressed in both imperial and metric units, regardless of the affected area. The primary measurements used in this project are imperial units, although primary-metric can be used in events that only affect regions that use only the metric system (i.e. Canada, Mexico, most of Europe). For example, to show winds of 50 mph, it should be listed as "50 mph (80 km/h)" in most circumstances. Rounding should be done to reasonable levels.
  • Note on galleries: It is not desirable to have an image gallery in a main article. However, linking to a gallery on Wikimedia commons using {{commons}} is very helpful. To upload a file to the Commons, click here (you must create/have a commons account to do this). For instructions on creating a commons gallery, see here.


See also Category:Severe weather templates


  • {{Infobox tornado outbreak}} provides a template for brief information at the top of the page for tornado outbreaks, including the date
  • {{Infobox tornado}} provides the same information for events involving a single tornado
  • {{Infobox storm}} provides information for cyclones with both a snow storm and tornado outbreak impact

(Infoboxes for other events are planned)


Code Result
{{Template:User interest weather}}
 This user is interested in
{{Template:User interest meteorology}}
 This user is interested in
{{Template:User WP Meteorology}} Usage
{{Template:User Meteorology}}
 This user is a member of WikiProject Meteorology.
{{Template:User interest severe weather}}
 This user is interested in
Severe Weather
{{Template:User WP Severe weather}} Usage
{{Template:User WikiProject Severe weather}}
 This user actively participates in WikiProject Severe weather.

Stub templatesEdit

This template should be added to the end of stub articles which fall under the category of general meteorology or climatology.
This template should be added to the end of stub articles which are biographies of a meteorologist or a climatologist.
This template should be added only to the end of stub articles which describe a specific historical weather event.

Data templatesEdit

Current weather templatesEdit

  • {{Current disaster}} for ongoing storm events. Should be used for major blizzard/winter storms with watches and warnings, major flood events or for a Severe Thunderstorm or Tornado Watch when conditions are very dangerous (usually, but not always, a PDS watch).

Talk page templateEdit

  • {{Severe}} should appear on the top of the talk page of every article covered by this project.

Classification linksEdit

Existing linksEdit



Main articlesEdit

General topicsEdit


Severe weather eventsEdit


  WP:Featured articlesEdit

  WP:Featured listsEdit

  Featured article candidates (FAC)Edit

WP:Featured list candidatesEdit

WP:Peer reviewEdit

  • None currently

  Good articles (GA)Edit

General topics and terminology
Article Date Listed
Bounded weak echo region March 27, 2008
Rainband January 10, 2009
Squall line June 7, 2009
Wake low June 10, 2009
Tornado myths July 1, 2009
Mesoscale convective system July 2, 2009
Waterspout August 28, 2009
Hail August 29, 2009
Outflow boundary September 3, 2009
Storm Prediction Center April 10, 2010
Outflow (meteorology) April 23, 2010
Severe weather events
Article Date Listed
Evansville Tornado of November 2005 October 16, 2006
April 6-8, 2006 Tornado Outbreak November 19, 2006
May 2007 Tornado Outbreak March 2, 2007
Great Storm of 1975 May 20, 2007
Northeastern United States tornado outbreak of 1989 June 3, 2007
February-March 2007 Tornado Outbreak November 12, 2007
1992 Queensland storms November 22, 2007
1947 Sydney hailstorm December 13, 2007
2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreak April 1, 2008
Mid-October 2007 tornado outbreak May 19, 2008
1998 Comfrey – St. Peter tornado outbreak July 18, 2008
June 2008 tornado outbreak sequence August 8, 2008
1878 Wallingford tornado November 2, 2008
1899 New Richmond tornado February 11, 2009
November 2008 Carolinas tornado outbreak April 19, 2009
February 2009 tornado outbreak June 20, 2009
1904 Chappaqua tornado August 23, 2009

  Good article nominations (GAN)Edit


  New articles related to severe weatherEdit

Pages needing attentionEdit

External watchlistEdit