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is a hurricane the same thing as a tornado except over water instead of land?
Separate tropical storm article
Since we make distinctions between tropical cyclone and tropical storm, I'm thinking about creating a separate Tropical storm page so there's a direct link. It seems less helpful to have links for hurricane and tropical storm in many sentences when they point to the same long article. The information about intensities and differention is all in the tropical cyclone article, but fairly deep. And since that article is so long, some split seems inevitable. Finally, a good article on tropical storms could help reduce public misunderstanding that only hurricanes or major hurricanes are dangerous. DavidH 02:37, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
- (This should be discussed at talk:tropical cyclone or on the wikiproject talk page, not here.) I don't think a proliferation of articles is the answer; a page about "tropical storm" would just be a stub. The solution to the multiple links is to cut out the duplicate links. The differences between tropical storms and hurricanes is (or should be) explained either in tropical cyclone or one of its daughter pages. — jdorje (talk) 03:31, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
Can anyone check this? The page Hurricane (disambiguation) claims "Also derived from Hunraken, the Mayan god of winds." Is this an error in transcription of Huracan? Or an alternate spelling? samwaltz 20:21, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
Confusion about terminology
Hello, it seems that "Hurricane" has two meanings: one is "an Atlantic tropical cyclone of force 10-12"; the other is "a wind of force 12". As I understand things, the second meaning is the most internationally accepted one. Have I understood this correctly? If so, I will propose a page move. (I think it would be more "international" to make Hurricane redirect to Hurricane (disambiguation) or Beaufort scale.)
Anyway, there is some confusion in related articles. eg
- The article on Beaufort scale describes a force 12 wind as a Hurricane, with a link to Hurricane. But, as I understand things, a force 12 wind need not be a tropical cyclone.
- On Tropical cyclone warnings and watches, it talks about an "imminent approach of a tropical cyclone of tropical storm or hurricane intensity". All three links in this sentence redirect to the same thing! 126.96.36.199 (talk) 08:49, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
Six Mile, South Carolina
I am removing Six Mile, South Carolina from the list, because its Wikipedia article contains no mention of any association with the term "Hurricane". If that place was actually called "Hurricane Township" at some point in history, someone should cite a reliable source to establish that as a fact and mention it in the corresponding article. Otherwise, for all we know, this could just be something someone made up one day as a way to vandalize Wikipedia. Disambiguation is for topics discussed on Wikipedia, and there is no identified article on Wikipedia about Six Mile, South Carolina being called "Hurricane". —BarrelProof (talk) 03:55, 8 September 2014 (UTC)