Talk:Florida Keys evacuated in preparation for Rita

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Looks good, but the comment that it's the largest increase in crude oil prices in history is misleading. It's only the largest dollar increase, not the largest percentage increase, which is what really matters. StuRat 23:41, 21 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

November 30, at 23:59?[edit]

Just wondering if it might be more meaningful to say that the hurricane season is in full swing, and is expected to end in late November rather than the hurricane season is in full swing, ending on November 30? While i'm aware that there are cultural definitions of seasons (e.g. summer starts 1 June in the Northern hemisphere in several countries), the scientific reality is much more fuzzy. A fishing season might end on a particular date, because that's a legal definition of when people are authorised to fish. But there's not much point legislating on when hurricanes are allowed to occur... And i can't imagine any serious weather person claiming that the last hurricane in the season will necessarily happen on 30 November, rather than on 27 November, or 2 December... Boud 01:59, 22 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The "hurricane season" is defined as a specific range of dates. Hurricanes can occur outside the hurricane season, of course. If that happens on a regular basis, perhaps due to global warming, then they should redefine the length of the season. This is the same as winter storms sometimes occuring in spring or fall. StuRat 17:16, 22 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The storm isn't category 2 it's a 5... -- 02:56, 22 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Time for a new article[edit]

Rather than continuing to modify this article as Rita makes land in Texas, I think this article should only be used as a link, and a new article written about the new landfall. That way we can preserve the original Florida story in our archives. StuRat 17:19, 22 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]