reply to post by FlyersFan
Firstly, you should change your title to 2013/2014 since 2012 is gone, and it says so at your link.
Secondly to everyone else, these are not
official storm names. There is no official agency that names winter storms. The Weather Channel
is taking it upon themselves to start naming storms.
No major weather station, weather organization, official or otherwise, will recognize or use these storm names advertised by The Weather Channel. And
so far, no major news organization such as CNN, Fox, USA Today, etc. have used the winter storm names either.
The National Hurricane Center is the only official organization in the U.S. that names storms for our part of the world, and those named storms are
only for tropical storms and hurricanes. There are very strict and definitive guidelines on whether a storm is called a tropical depression, tropical
storm, or hurricane.
There are zero
guidelines on this new winter storm naming from The Weather Channel. The Weather Channel gets to pick and choose which winter
storm is meets their criteria to be subjected to a name.
Like many are calling for, boycott The Weather Channel's winter storm naming, and don't use their storm names. The Weather Channel is trying to use
their winter storm naming for publicity and revenue. Real weather forecasters do not.
An alternative to The Weather Channel is Weather Nation TV. Weather Nation TV will seem very familiar to fans of The Weather Channel as it's almost a
copy, however, Weather Nation TV does all weather like The Weather Channel used to before it started getting away from weather like MTV got away from
playing music videos.
I personally get all my weather from the NWS and NOAA. But if I do watch weather, it is from Weather Nation TV. They broadcast on many cable systems,
live stream on their website, as well as have Android and iPhone apps for live streaming.
Here's their website: