Talk:Hurricane (disambiguation)

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is a hurricane the same thing as a tornado except over water instead of land?

Separate tropical storm article[edit]

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)

Being discussed on the Huracan page. samwaltz 21:26, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Confusion about terminology[edit]

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

Following the feedback on the move request (below), I've now corrected the confusion in these articles. (talk) 14:24, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was no consensus to support move. JPG-GR (talk) 04:58, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Hurricane (disambiguation)Hurricane — Proposal to make move this disambiguation page to Hurricane. See "Confusion about terminology" above. I don't think Tropical cyclone is the internationally accepted meaning for "Hurricane" — (talk) 12:56, 14 July 2008 (UTC)


Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's naming conventions.
  • Oppose, hurricane force would be the windspeed... (talk) 05:32, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Support (nominator). I think misunderstood. Yes, "hurricane force" is a wind speed. Even so, the general, international meaning of Hurricane is not Tropical cyclone. From the OED: Hurricane: "... any storm or tempest in which the wind blows with terrific violence". From this disambig page: "Hurricane is any wind of the strongest level on the Beaufort scale." (talk) 13:22, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Everything in the hurricane dab page is named after the tropical cyclone. —Wknight94 (talk) 02:30, 20 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose -- for one, citing something from a Wikipedia page is authoritative evidence of nothing. I think the phrasing used on this disambiguation page: Hurricane is any wind of the strongest level on the Beaufort scale is misleading. I'd like to see other evidence that non-cyclonic winds of great force are commonly referred to as simply a "Hurricane". I suspect that the common usage is that such strong winds would typically be described as "Hurricane force winds" or "Hurricane strength winds" and not simply as a Hurricane. olderwiser 05:11, 20 July 2008 (UTC)


Any additional comments:
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Six Mile, South Carolina[edit]

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)