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Old 12-27-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default Weather Channel now naming storms

Anybody else think that this is a bunch of crap? Why does a storm need an identity? More Hype I guess.



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.
Naming Winter Storms

Hurricanes and tropical storms have been given names since the 1940s. In the late 1800s, tropical systems near Australia were named as well. Weather systems, including winter storms, have been named in Europe since the 1950s. Important dividends have resulted from attaching names to these storms:
  • Naming a storm raises awareness.
  • Attaching a name makes it much easier to follow a weather systemís progress.
  • A storm with a name takes on a personality all its own, which adds to awareness.
  • In todayís 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.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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I noticed that.....

whatever
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Dumbing down of storms

"Storm of the Century", "Blizzard of 96", "The great icestorm of '43" etc
have more impact IMO.

Winter storm "Euclid" just doesn't strike fear in my heart.
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They've already been doing this
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Winter storm "Euclid" just doesn't strike fear in my heart.


Well this country now trives on "fear" so let the mongering roll on...
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Maybe we should go for the Islamic name.
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Does that mean no one's HomeOwner insurance will pay under normal losses for damages since most policies have specific percentage deductions for "NAMED STORMS" instead of the usual $500-1000 deductible?
To me it sounds like a little collusion between the insurance companies and the weather channel or whoever decided to name the winter storms.
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Just name them all obama, 1, 2, 3,........ Just one storm after the other.
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So do we get the "proper" mix of politically correct names most people can't pronounce? ...and if these will be in alphabetical order what happened to A, B, C, and D?
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The internet has pretty much made the weather Channel irrelevant. They just haven't figured it out yet.
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What was the name of the storm that trapped PeterK at work?
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The internet has pretty much made the weather Channel irrelevant. They just haven't figured it out yet.


Good point.
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...Winter storm "Euclid" just doesn't strike fear in my heart.
Ever driven down Euclid Ave. in East Cleveland at night?
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Just name them all obama, 1, 2, 3,........ Just one storm after the other.
Mazda may sue
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Ever driven down Euclid Ave. in East Cleveland at night?

Hell, I-90 through East Cleveland at night looks bad enough!
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Does that mean no one's HomeOwner insurance will pay under normal losses for damages since most policies have specific percentage deductions for "NAMED STORMS" instead of the usual $500-1000 deductible?
To me it sounds like a little collusion between the insurance companies and the weather channel or whoever decided to name the winter storms.
H'mmm. Good advice. I'll have to check with my agent.

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Weather Channel is desperate. It may backfire on their collusion in the MMGW scam, though...
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