Weather Channel 2015-16 Winter Storm Names
Even though there’s still a little contention over their doing so, The Weather Channel has released their list of 2015-16 Winter Storm Names with explanations of the names.
“It’s simply easier to communicate about a complex storm if it has a name, which our naming program has demonstrated,” said Bryan Norcross, senior hurricane specialist at The Weather Channel and compiler of the list. “Good communications benefits everyone.”
It also doesn’t hurt that the names are short and easily applied to a hashtag for social media sharing. The names are selected by the Bozeman, Montana1, High School Latin class, then reviewed and/or edited by The Weather Channel for marketin–ease of use and pronunciation. Most notable?
Yolo (yo-lo) – An acronym for you only live once. The modern version of the Latin phrase, carpe diem, which is usually translated seize the day.
I’m sure “them internets” will be all aflutter over that one, although it’s already been added to OxfordDictionaries.com, so who am I to judge?
I don’t have cable, so have to rely on what the news sites and social media says, but even with all those names, I suspect we’ll fall back on the old alarmist favorites:
I love snow in winter… perhaps one pretty snowfall and then one serious-to-major storm and then that’s about it. Much more beyond that and DC stores run low on supplies, restaurants start closing, people lose their minds and I get stir crazy. If I had my druthers, winter would be something best observed from a warm remote hideaway, most likely via Netflix while binge watching Fargo or something.