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I just created this wikiproject, after several months of contemplating doing so. I hope everyone working on hurricane articles will get involved. I went ahead and wrote a bunch of guidelines, basically based on current practices...naturally since this is something I just wrote it doesn't necessarily represent community consensus and needs to be discussed. That discussion should probably go here for now...although eventually we may make these pages a little more structured. For a general TODO list, see the "tasks" item on the project page. Jdorje 23:17, 5 October 2005 (UTC)


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Goals for 15th year anniversary of the WPTCEdit

Several users discussed above about organizing the project into more task forces. That is a worthy effort, but we need to think longer term. I think it would be nice to update the project goals, especially since we have our 15 year anniversary as a project coming up. It could be a good way to engage editors. Feel free to add other long term goals. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 02:07, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Every retired tropical cyclone worldwide to good article statusEdit

31.7% complete

Below are retired storms around the world (sans SPAC, which someone else can add in because it's rather time consuming to add). I believe this should be a long-term project goal

Retired Atlantic hurricane namesEdit

47.2% complete
89 articles
  List of retired Atlantic hurricane names
 
  Hurricane Agnes
  Hurricane Alicia
  Hurricane Allen
  Tropical Storm Allison
  Hurricane Andrew
  Hurricane Anita
  Hurricane Audrey
  Hurricane Betsy
  Hurricane Beulah
  Hurricane Bob
  Hurricane Camille
  Hurricane Carla
  Hurricane Carmen
  Hurricane Carol
  Hurricane Celia
  Hurricane Cesar
  Hurricane Charley
  Hurricane Cleo
  Hurricane Connie
  Hurricane David
  Hurricane Dean
  Hurricane Dennis
  Hurricane Diana
  Hurricane Diane
  Hurricane Donna
  Hurricane Dora
  Hurricane Edna
  Hurricane Elena
  Hurricane Eloise
  Tropical Storm Erika
  Hurricane Fabian
  Hurricane Felix
  Hurricane Fifi
  Hurricane Flora
  Hurricane Florence
  Hurricane Floyd
  Hurricane Fran
  Hurricane Frances
  Hurricane Frederic
  Hurricane Georges
  Hurricane Gilbert
  Hurricane Gloria
  Hurricane Gustav
  Hurricane Harvey
  Hurricane Hattie
  Hurricane Hazel
  Hurricane Hilda
  Hurricane Hortense
  Hurricane Hugo
  Hurricane Igor
  Hurricane Ike
  Hurricane Inez
  Hurricane Ingrid
  Hurricane Irene
  Hurricane Ione
  Hurricane Irma
  Hurricane Iris
  Hurricane Isabel
  Hurricane Isidore
  Hurricane Ivan
  Hurricane Janet
  Hurricane Jeanne
  Hurricane Joan
  Hurricane Joan
  Hurricane Juan
  Hurricane Katrina
  Hurricane Keith
  Hurricane Klaus
  Hurricane Lenny
  Hurricane Lili
  Hurricane Luis
  Hurricane Maria
  Hurricane Marilyn
  Hurricane Matthew
  Hurricane Michael
  Hurricane Michelle
  Hurricane Mitch
  Hurricane Nate
  Hurricane Noel
  Hurricane Opal
  Hurricane Otto
  Hurricane Paloma
  Hurricane Rita
  Hurricane Roxanne
  Hurricane Stan
  Hurricane Sandy
  Hurricane Tomas
  Hurricane Wilma
Goals
  • Nominate articles for FA for eventual featured topic (need 31 - currently 14/89)
  • Improve remaining articles to good article status or better (need 48 - 41/89)
  • Anticipate the addition of future retired storms
DiscussionEdit

I plan on doing Hurricane Floyd, Hurricane Camille, and Hurricane Otto this year. That drops it to 41 needed. Also...

This is a Wikicup nomination, but it's also of interest to the project. I know my prose isn't perfect, but I do my best when I submit articles to FAC. If anyone wants a review or wants to highlight their work, please put here in the discussion section. (Sidenote, I hope TheAustinMan nominates Janet, so 1955 Atlantic hurricane season or Hurricane Alice (December 1954) would finish a nice featured topic for 1955. Any Wikicup people out there wanna collab on this? Pardon if that's collusion, but this is an open and public setting, not some shady overseas deal that involves a foreign power holding undue influence over... say... a TV personality that ends up in the White House. I wouldn't be surprised at this point if it turns out we're all just living in some giant simulation. Too much? Well it doesn't matter. It's up to us nerds, geeks, and proud intellects to provide the sum of humanity's knowledge in one singular place, organized convenient by a set of Wikilinks, and bound by a principal that there are no rules as long as you're still having fun writing it!) 18:59, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Connie is now an FA. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 13:55, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

  Retired Pacific hurricanes (good topic)Edit

16 articles
  Retired Pacific hurricanes
 
  Hurricane Adolph
  Tropical Storm Alma
  Hurricane Fefa (1991)
  Hurricane Fico
  Tropical Storm Hazel (1965)
  Hurricane Iniki
  Hurricane Ioke
  Hurricane Ismael
  Hurricane Iwa
  Hurricane Kenna
  Hurricane Manuel
  Hurricane Odile
  Typhoon Paka
  Hurricane Patricia
  Hurricane Pauline
Goals
  • Maintain current articles
  • Anticipate the addition of future storms

Retired Pacific typhoon namesEdit

52% complete
50 articles
  List of retired Pacific typhoon names
 
  Typhoon Bess (1974)
  Typhoon Bess (1982)
  Tropical Storm Bilis
  Typhoon Bopha
  Typhoon Chanchu
  Typhoon Chataan
  Typhoon Durian
  Typhoon Fanapi
  Typhoon Fitow
  Typhoon Haima
  Typhoon Haiyan
  Typhoon Hato
  Typhoon Ike
  Typhoon Imbudo
  Tropical Storm Kai-tak
  Typhoon Karen
  Typhoon Ketsana
  Typhoon Longwang
  Tropical Storm Lucille
  Typhoon Maemi
  Typhoon Mangkhut
  Typhoon Matsa
  Typhoon Melor
  Typhoon Mike
  Typhoon Mireille
  Typhoon Morakot
  Typhoon Mujigae
  Typhoon Nabi
  Typhoon Nock-ten
  Typhoon Omar
  Typhoon Ophelia
  Typhoon Parma
  Typhoon Pongsona
  Typhoon Rammasun
  Typhoon Rananim
  Typhoon Roy
  Tropical Storm Rumbia
  Typhoon Rusa
  Typhoon Saomai
  Typhoon Sarika
  Typhoon Soudelor
  Typhoon Sudal
  Typhoon Tembin
  Tropical Storm Thelma
  Typhoon Tingting
  Typhoon Utor
  Tropical Storm Vamei
  Tropical Storm Washi
  Typhoon Xangsane
Goals
  • Maintain current articles
  • Anticipate the addition of future retired storms, such as Typhoon Mangkhut

Retired Australian region cyclone namesEdit

25.5% complete
50 articles
  List of retired Australian region cyclone names
 
  Ada
  Alby
  Bobby
  Carlos
  Chris
  Clare
  Cliff
  Debbie
  Elaine
  Erica
  Ethel
  Fay
  George
  Graham
  Glenda
  Guba
  Hamish
  Harvey
  Heidi
  Helen
  Herbie
  Ilona
  Ingrid
  Inigo
  Ita
  Jasmine
  Joan
  Joy
  Justin
  Kathy
  Katrina
  Kirsty
  Lam
  Larry
  Laurence
  Lua
  Magda
  Marcia
  Marcus
  Monica
  Monty
  Nigel
  Nina
  Orson
  Oswald
  Rachel
  Rhonda
  Rona
  Rosia
  Rusty
  Sam
  Sid
  Steve
  Tessi
  Thelma
  Tracy
  Vance
  Winifred
Goals
  Create articles for the multiple retired storms without articles
  Improve remaining articles to GA

Retired South Pacific cyclone namesEdit

26.9% complete
50 articles
  List of retired South Pacific cyclone names
  Agatha
  Alison
  Ami
  Anne
  Atu
  Bebe
  Beni
  Beti
  Betsy
  Bob
  Bola
  Carlotta
  Charles
  Cilla
  Cliff
  Cook
  Cora
  Daman
  Dani
  Diana
  Donna
  Drena
  Elsa
  Eric
  Esau
  Evan
  Fay
  Fran
  Frank
  Freda
  Gavin
  Gene
  Gita
  Gordon
  Gyan
  Harry
  Heta
  Hina
  Ian
  Ima
  Issac
  Ivy
  Joni
  Josie
  Kerry
  Keni
  Kina
  Keli
  Kim
  Lili
  Lisa
  Lottie
  Lusi
  Marion
  Mark
  Martin
  Mick
  Meli
  Meena
  Namu
  Nancy
  Olaf
  Ofa
  Oli
  Oscar
  Pat
  Pam
  Peni
  Percy
  Prema
  Raja
  Rewa
  Robert
  Ron
  Rosie
  Sally
  Sina
  Susan
  Tahmar
  Tia
  Tina
  Tomas
  Tusi
  Ula
  Ului
  Uma
  Val
  Vania
  Vivienne
  Veena
  Wasa
  Wally
  Waka
  Wendy
  Wilma
  Winston
  Yasi
  Zoe
Goals
  Create articles for the multiple retired storms without articles
  Improve remaining articles to GA

Improving tropical cyclones by areaEdit

AfricaEdit

4 articles
  Tropical cyclones in the Horn of Africa
 
  Cyclone Chapala
  Cyclone Megh
  2013 Somalia cyclone
  Cyclone Sagar
Location effects articles for

AsiaEdit

14 articles
  List of Arabian Peninsula tropical cyclones
 
  1977 Oman cyclone
  1996 Oman cyclone
  2002 Oman cyclone
  Cyclone Gonu
  2008 Yemen cyclone
  Cyclone Phet
  Cyclone Keila
  Cyclone Nilofar
  Cyclone Chapala
  Cyclone Megh
  Cyclone Sagar
  Cyclone Mekunu
  Cyclone Luban
7 articles
  Tropical cyclones in Indonesia
 
  Cyclone Cempaka
  Cyclone Gillian
  Cyclone Inigo
  Cyclone Lili (2019)
  Cyclone Narelle
  Cyclone Savannah
  Tropical Storm Vamei
  Cyclone Viyaru
Location effects articles for
  •   Arabian Peninsula
  •   Bangladesh
  • China (a parent article for all known tropical cyclones affecting the country, with sub-articles for each coastal province given the country's population/history)
  • India (parent article for cyclone articles in each major coastal state)
  • Indonesia
  • Japan (a parent article for all known tropical cyclones affecting the country, with sub-articles for each coastal province given the country's population/history)

EuropeEdit

OceaniaEdit

Location effects articles for

North AmericaEdit

23.1% complete

South AmericaEdit

DebateEdit

  • I am opposed to combining Niue and the Cook Islands with New Zealand, as both island nations have a rich cyclone history that's worth exploring. The cyclone histories of the Solomon Islands, Tokelau and Tuvalu should also be explored.Jason Rees (talk) 22:09, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
    • Mexico could probably merit sub-articles for Veracruz, and the Yuacatan. Also I have no idea on how to tackle the Philippines (or if it's even worth doing seeing how redundant it'd be to WPAC season articles). YE Pacific Hurricane 01:00, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
      • If the Philippines was done properly then I do not see how it is redundant to the WPAC season articles, since not every system that enters PAR impacts the Philippines. I also note that only about 20 tropical cyclones enter the PAR which roughly half the systems per year.Jason Rees (talk) 01:47, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Improve season articles worldwide to good article statusEdit

AtlanticEdit

Since 2000
84.2% complete
  • 3 articles that are not good articles (2008, 2017, 2018)
Since 1950
94.2% complete
  • 4 articles that are not good articles (above + 1974)
Since 1900
85.7% complete
  • 17 articles that are not good articles (above + 1908, 1915, 1916, 1921-3, 1931-2, 1934-5, 1937-8, 1944)
Since 1800
72% complete
  • Might need to create additional season articles for the early 1800s (currently listed as decades)

EPACEdit

Since 2000
68.4% complete
  • 6 articles remaining
Since 1950
36.2% complete
Since 1900
35.5% complete
  • Might need to create additional season articles for the early 1900s

WPACEdit

Since 2000
11.1% complete
  • 16 articles remaining
Since 1950
13.2% complete
Since 1900
12.1% complete
  • Need to create 33 more season articles

NIOEdit

Since 2000
33.3% complete
Since 1950
23.5% complete
  • Need to create 19 more season articles

SHEMEdit

Since 1999/2000
19.3% complete
Since 1949/50
15.5% complete
  • Need to create 11 more season articles in SWIO
  • Need to create 29 more season articles in AUS
  • Need to create 30 more season articles in SPAC

Project re-engagementEdit

The project has seen more active days in the past, sometimes arguing ad nauseum (myself included, regretfully) for combining articles, as opposed to the spirit of increasing the number of articles and encouraging improvement over the years. I'm sorry for spending so much time over the years arguing with other editors, which is why I hope we can rebuild the community of tropical cyclone editors and add to the great work that's already been done. We should be using this space more, fostering discussion about project goals, sharing our resources and knowledge. There have been hundreds of featured articles/lists on the main page of Wikipedia, thanks to dozens of different editors, who I would like to thank for their tireless hours. But there is plenty of more work to be done. We should be using this space more, fostering discussion about project goals, sharing our resources and knowledge. I propose we more formally define project goals, and we find new ways of engaging new editors. The below is a good set of intermediate goals. Feel free to discuss, add, and debate. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 21:24, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

To doEdit

  • Document every tropical cyclone by season/year
  • Tropical cyclones since 2000 (99/00 for SHEM) - 41/129 (31%) rated a good article
  • Tropical cyclones 1950-1999 (49/50 to 98/99 for SHEM) - 100/350 (29%) rated a good article, up to 68 season articles (19%) need to be created
  • Tropical cyclones 1900-1949 - 40/350 (11%) rated a good article
  • Create Tropical cyclones by year, and create additional yearly cyclone articles
  • Improve every retired storm to at least good article status - 150/473 (32%) rated a good article
  • Improve every retired Atlantic hurricane to at least good article status - 43/87 (49%) rated a good article
  • Improve every retired Typhoon to at least good article status - 25/48 (52%)
  • Improve every retired Australian cyclone to at least good article status - 27/112 (24%) rated a good article
  • Improve every retired South Pacific cyclone to at least good article status - 28/105 (27%) rated a good article
  • Formalize/revitalize project peer review/A-class review
  • Create additional project task forces
  • Anomalous Cyclones Task Force
  • Northern Indian Ocean Task Force
  • Southern Hemisphere Task Force
  • Graphix Task Force
  • Article improvement task force
  • Restart the project newsletter
  • I think that these goals are achievable if the project can pull together and work on them. For what its worth, I have an article that I would be willing to put through A Class Review.Jason Rees (talk) 22:23, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Project newsletterEdit

Would any users be interested in receiving the project newsletter? ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 21:24, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

I'm almost done the first one. I'll publish it on the 1st, but I'd really appreciate someone else taking the next month. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 00:53, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Alright, I released the first newsletter. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 16:11, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
Wikipedia:WikiProject Tropical cyclones/Newsletter/Archive 36 - the 2nd issue of the year has been published. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 13:52, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Me Jason Rees (talk) 22:00, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Moi NoahTalk 22:34, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Me ~ KN2731 {t · c} 11:24, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I'd like to receive the newsletter as well. Cooper 22:41, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Doesn't have to be long. Nova Crystallis (Talk) 16:42, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
We have bigger things to worry about than a newsletter tbh. YE Pacific Hurricane 22:20, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
Remember Tito's law - telling people how not to waste their time is a great way to waste your own time :P I was happy to make up the newsletter, but I hope someone can do the next month, as this month should be pretty busy for me. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 16:11, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Project peer review requestsEdit

List the article below for requests for a peer review. These should be articles held to the same standards as featured articles.

  1. Tropical Storm Zelda (1991) Just interested. Nova Crystallis (Talk) 16:38, 26 February 2019 (UTC) - (reviewed)
  2. Typhoon Mike. YE Pacific Hurricane 22:22, 27 February 2019 (UTC) - (reviewed)
  3. Typhoon Ike. YE Pacific Hurricane 22:22, 27 February 2019 (UTC) - (review in process)
  4. Hurricane EpsilonHurricanehink (talk) 00:50, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  5. Typhoon MireilleHurricanehink (talk) 14:21, 1 March 2019 (UTC) - (discussion)
  6. Hurricane Rosa (2018) NoahTalk 18:06, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  7. Tropical Storm Ileana (2018) NoahTalk 12:26, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  8. Hurricane Sergio (2018) NoahTalk 16:29, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

  Bumping thread for 180 days. NoahTalk 14:50, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

DiscussionEdit

  • I've mostly been sidetracked the past month or so, and I hadn't logged into wiki in like 4-5 days, which is somewhat rare for me, even in the winter, and at this point, I seldom use IRC (which has deviated majorly from its original purpose sadly) so I haven't had much contact with you all since mid-January or so. I find WPTC's activity really hard to evaluate, largely because the project was so successful from 2005-2008 and again from 2011-2014. Around 2014, myself and a few others got somewhat burnt out, and since then, I've been pretty hit and miss as far as my editing goes, and I think there are many others in the same boat. At least in the past year or so, there seems to be a new guard to have come in and replaced the older generation, and all in all, said new guard has done relatively well and has written much of the content in recent storm and season articles and generally make edits that don't piss me off. With that said, we haven't reached 2011-2014 era levels of productivity either (up to you to decide how problematic that is - most wikiprojects couldn't dream of that level of success we had back then). These goals are a good start to returning to said activity levels, however, although I must emphasis that the focus and effort needs to be outside of the Atlantic, as most articles in that basin are in relatively good shape, and the goals listed above seem to reflect that.
  • I can't speak for others, but I can say I do intend to keep working on old WPAC typhoons for the forseeable future. I've primarily edited only in that basin since 2013, and remarkably, haven't lost much interest, despite my aforementioned erratic editing patters. On a semi-related note, if you guys want to reach out to me, feel free to do so on every platform/forum I'm active on (here, Storm2k, ect) because, without trying to sound too romantic, the overall pleasant nature of the wikiproject, or at least our core editors, is partially what made editing fun back during the heyday of the project. YE Pacific Hurricane 22:57, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I, for one, can say that I count fellow project members among my lengthiest acquaintances, ones I've debated with, shared laughs with, and worked on projects with. I've spent time away from the project multiple times, but each time, I feel like there was something I was meant to do. I'm glad to see you working on typhoon articles. That's the 2nd largest basin, and has hundreds of potential articles (if not from the past then from the current season). I'm also thankful that User:Cyclonebiskit wrote Tropical Storm Rumbia (2018), and that several editors collaborated on Typhoon Mangkhut, which are two of the storms from last year that are likely retired. Part of what has made the project so successful in the long run was some sort of end goal. I remember in the Atlantic, back in 2005, working with RattleMan (talk · contribs) and jdorje (talk · contribs) making the entirety of the Atlantic hurricane database available for free, online. Come to think of it, I'd love if someone could create a project history, or a project hall of fame, recognizing users who have created substantial or good works. (I don't even want it for myself, there are a lot of retired users who have made articles that have been on the main page.)
  • TL;DR - thanks Yellow Evan (talk · contribs) for continuing to edit. Lemme know if you want to collab on 1997 PHS GT/FT. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 00:50, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Didn’t we have the WPTC versions thing we made in like early 2014? That might be worth an update lol. We can probably do 1997 together at some point once I clean up the early 90s a bit more (1990-92 are largely done sans Yunya 91, so the focus will be on 1993/94 soon). YE Pacific Hurricane 01:03, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Fair enough though I’m excited at the pre-1980 SHEM focus we’ve had lately. YE Pacific Hurricane 01:24, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Hopefully in the near future, we can stop using 1980 as a benchmark for pre/post! Satellite imagery began in 1965. We should have good storm coverage back to that point (especially since storms worldwide have been named since the 60s). There are a lot of storms left though, which is why I've been trying so hard lately to get new editors editing. Hopefully we can all get more editors to join in the coming year. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 01:40, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Looking at Pre-1970 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone seasons id be surprised if it couldn't be renamed Pre-1970 Australian region tropical cyclone seasons.Jason Rees (talk) 14:14, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
There are a lot of SPAC storms in there though. We need dedicated articles for AUS and SPAC. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:46, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Strange I could only see two - Apia and Giselle but i agree.Jason Rees (talk) 21:37, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

A-class reviewEdit

I just wanted to bring this to everyone's attention. Please note that A-class reviews do require at least 2 impartial reviewers per the A-class criteria. Such reviews have been done on the assessment page in the past and I think we should resume doing that. Please note what I have done at Talk:Hurricane Sergio (2018). We have the option to add ongoing A-class reviews to the project template which goes into a category for requested reviews. I also created a transcluded page for a review (this was done by the project in the past; there is an archive). I have seen the military history project add the result of the review to the article history template as well which wouldn't be difficult. I have made this nomination because I want to request an A-class review, but more importantly to educate the project on A-class reviews since they seem to get little attention nowadays. NoahTalk 23:12, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

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