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When did they start naming snowstorms?


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#1 Cool Hand Fluke

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Posted December 27 2012 - 9:42 AM

Did I miss the memo?

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Posted December 27 2012 - 9:43 AM

A name makes it easier for The Weather Channel to hype it.



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Posted December 27 2012 - 9:51 AM


They know it scares the hell out of folks nowadays.....




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Posted December 27 2012 - 9:53 AM

I think it happened a while ago...
As a kid we'd be all excited at the prospect of snow and I remember my Dad saying %$&***@!
My friend owns a landscape company and they plow to keep the guys busy and the trucks on the road.
He calls them all sumbeach...as in "this one's going to be a sumbeach"


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Posted December 27 2012 - 9:56 AM

I was wondering the same, I think is just stupid.


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Posted December 27 2012 - 10:00 AM

I thought this was the first year/season that TWC started this practice but not sure really. We used to call one storm a mother effer, and the next a real beeyach, and the one after that a real pain in the arse, but this system seems more precise. :shrug:


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Posted December 27 2012 - 10:01 AM

this year was the first, via TWC


 

 


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Posted December 27 2012 - 10:02 AM

Wife's maiden name was Moroz...shortened from Ded Moroz which is Russian for Santa Claus.
Translation is Father Frost or just "Frosty".
Should have seen that one coming...

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Posted December 27 2012 - 10:02 AM

They started this year.

How many people know someone named Euclid?



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Posted December 27 2012 - 10:03 AM

Did I miss the memo?
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I was wondering the same, I think is just stupid.



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Posted December 27 2012 - 10:08 AM

They started this year.
How many people know someone named Euclid?

they ****ed up, i wanted to see a storm named Blanche really **** things up


 

 


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Posted December 27 2012 - 10:37 AM

They started this year.
How many people know someone named Euclid?


there's a town in Ohio named Euclid. A quick google search on famous Euclid's only turns up the geometry Euclid.


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Posted December 27 2012 - 12:11 PM

A name makes it easier for The Weather Channel to hype it.

personally thats why I think its done.Of course thier reasoning is, that more people pay attention to the possible severity of a storm when its linked to a Name.


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