On this question the delete notice is above, instead of below the close notice. Why is this happening? I understand this was made on purpose, but would like to know the reasoning.
The delete notice appears above the close notice on all closed questions that are also deleted, and this is on purpose, as Stack Exchange developer confirmed in comments.
The reasoning, at least as I see it, is the importance of things.
When a question is deleted, that's what matters most, the fact it's also closed is less important.