Thursday, December 20, 2012


Seriously, when did the Weather Channel decide it was necessary to name snowstorms.  Really?  Are we going to start naming thunderstorms in the summer too?  And why are the snowstorm names fearsome.  It's snow.  If we must name it, let's name it fluffy fun names like Sparklefrost.  Snow is fluffy and Sparklefrost is fun.  But nooooo, gotta name it something stupid like Draco.  If it's got to be fearsome sounding, how about Icezilla 2012?  Noone asked for my input when they decided to name these things.

Here's the Weather Channel's reasons for naming snowstorms:

  • Naming a storm raises awareness.
  • Attaching a name makes it much easier to follow a weather system’s progress.
  • A storm with a name takes on a personality all its own, which adds to awareness.
  • In today’s social media world, a name makes it much easier to reference in communication.
  • A named storm is easier to remember and refer to in the future.

  • 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!


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