Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Weather Channel to Name Winter Storms

Would Hurricane Katrina have been even more devastating if it hadn't been named? Would people take more notice of blizzards more seriously if a strong front were named after a Greek god or goddess? That's what the Weather Channel is thinking. The company announced Tuesday that it would name major winter storms during the upcoming season.

"The fact is, a storm with a name is easier to follow, which will mean fewer surprises and more preparation," the company said in its official announcement. "Winter storms occur on a time and space scale that is similar to tropical systems."

The company says that by naming storms, they will be easier to remember and refer to in the future and people will have an easier time getting word out about the storm on social media.


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