Here's the Weather Channel's reasons for naming snowstorms:
Really????? You know, when I was little, there was the Blizzard of '78. Yep, that was what it was named and you know what???? If you refer to it as such, people know what you are talking about. OR, the tornado outbreak of '74, or the 1913 flood. People around here also know what you are talking about if you refer to these three events. Type of event...blizzard...year of occurrence.....'78. Type of event.....tornado outbreak....year of event '74. Type of event....giant flood....year of occurrence 1913. Yeah, we know what happened without having to have some stupid name attached to it. And it is even dumber with snow. I'll get off my snowplow soapbox now!