Naming winter storms

The Weather Channel:

During the upcoming 2012-13 winter season The Weather Channel will name noteworthy winter storms. Our goal is to better communicate the threat and the timing of the significant impacts that accompany these events. The fact is, a storm with a name is easier to follow, which will mean fewer surprises and more preparation.

Winter is coming.

Hurricanes have been given individual names for years and those fancy pants Europeans have been naming winter storms since the 1950′s. The list of names is interesting too – I can’t wait for that storm with the K name so we can all look skyward and scream, “KHHAAAANNNN!!!”



  • JohnDoey

    So glad I moved to San Francisco where we only have to worry about earthquakes.

  • http://www.yourmaclifeshow.com/ Shawn King

    At least with storms, there’s some warning and you can prepare for it. Earthquakes JUST HAPPEN! :)

    • http://www.theuniversalsteve.com SSteve

      I’ve never thought about naming an earthquake while I was in the middle of one. Next time, I will though: “I N~~~A~~M~~E Y~O~~U ST~O~~~M~~~~~PY!”

  • http://www.theuniversalsteve.com SSteve

    Naming a storm after Q is asking for trouble.

    And they spelled Gandalf wrong.

  • http://twitter.com/kgbraund Kyle Braund

    Yogi?….sounds like a ring-in!

  • Blah

    Why don’t they name after biblical names after all Weather Channel is owned by Bain Capital, NBC Comcast and BlackRock.

    The creator of Weather Channel also denies Global Warming but has no problem profiting from it.