Top 10 Names for Winter Storms, Suggestions for the Weather Channel

Top 10 Names for Winter Storms, Suggestions for the Weather Channel

You may have read earlier this week that the Weather Channel has decided to begin naming winter storms.  As you may be aware, the National Hurricane Center names tropical storms and hurricanes but this is the first time a private media company in the U.S. will name weather events.  Their thinking is that “a storm with a name is easier to follow, which means fewer surprises and more preparation.”  We thought we’d get a jump on the competition and suggest our Top 10 Names for Winter Storms (really 19 but who’s counting):

  1. The Big Chill:  Good name for either a Nor’Easter or Hillary Clinton’s next layover at the home she shares with Bill
  2. Frosty:  For obvious reasons
  3. S.H.O.E.:  An acronym for Stay Home Or Else.  This would be a good name for any storm that drops snow South of the Mason Dixon line.
  4. Vanilla Ice:  Sure to be a quick storm that unexpectedly shows up for another 15 minutes (of fame) every few years
  5. Ice-T:  Believe it or not, this isn’t the first time that Ice-T has graced the pages on Prepography.  Check out what Ice (as I presume his friends call him) said in an interview a few months back about not wanting to be the only one without a gun.
  6. Winter Storm Power Lines DownLL Cool J:  What’s with all the strange rapper’s names?  This would be a good name for the first Canadian cold front of the year.  Incidentally, while double checking the spelling of this actor/rappers name I read how he recently dealt with a home invader.
  7. Snow White:  This would be a good name for a storm centered around Whiteface Mountain in New York
  8. The Abominable Snow Man:  This one would have to be for a mountain storm of course
  9. Storms in December could be named after Santa’s Reindeer:  Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolf and of course…Olive, the Other Reindeer
  10. Steve McQueen:  Why Steve McQueen…because there’s nothing cooler than Steve McQueen…if in doubt watch the movie Bullitt

Unfortunately, the weather channel has already chosen the names for the 2012-2013 season so they’re unlikely to take our recommendations…ah well, maybe next year.  To read more about The Weather Channel’s plans click HERE and remember that it’s never too early to begin preparing for the winter storm season.

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