HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » When did we start naming ...

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:47 PM

When did we start naming winter storms?

In November 2012, TWC began systematically naming winter storms, starting with the November 2012 nor'easter it named "Winter Storm Athena."TWC compiled a list of winter storm names for the 201213 winter season. It would only name those storms that are "disruptive" to people, said Bryan Norcross, a TWC senior director. TWC's decision was met with criticism from other weather forecasters, who called the practice self-serving and potentially confusing to the public. Naming though has been used by The Weather Channel (TWC) since 2011, when the cable network informally used the previously-coined name "Snowtober" for a 2011 Halloween nor'easter.

A few of the winter storm names used by March 2013 include Athena, Brutus, Caesar, Gandolf, Khan, and Nemo. For the 2013-2014 season, The Weather Channel published a list of 26 more names to be used for winter storms, with the name Atlas as the first name of the season. On October 2, 2014, The Weather Channel released 25 new names with the 26th "W" to be voted on by viewers. Since then, various names have been chosen by the weather channel for each subsequent winter season

In other words, they just use it for ratings.
The NWS does not name winter storms.

4 replies, 768 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply When did we start naming winter storms? (Original post)
Ferrets are Cool Jan 2018 OP
rzemanfl Jan 2018 #1
mitch96 Jan 2018 #2
crazycatlady Jan 2018 #3
kairos12 Jan 2018 #4

Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 08:52 PM

1. When I lived up north I named them all "goddamn snow." Worked for me. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:32 PM

2. I think it's a weather channel thing...

Makes them different and"special"... Like their stupid "tor-con" index. They can't say it with out explaining it every time.. "A tor-con of 4 , which is a 40% chance of a tornado". Why not just drop the tor-con crap and say the % and leave it at that???? grrrrr.. rant mode off
m

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:33 PM

3. Just name them all Elsa

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 09:40 PM

4. Also, what the heck is a bomb cyclone?

Sounds like a Mardi Gras drink.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread