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Campus Question – February 9, 2013

February 9, 2013

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Campus Question – February 9, 2013

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Today the NorthEast Meteorological Outlier continued to batter the New England area, having dumped more than three feet of snow on Connecticut and elsewhere. The storm reached from New Jersey to Canada, with peak winds of over 70mph. The Out of the RocKies Outlier seems poised to sweep into the northern Midwest next week. With the Weather Channel now naming winter storms, will disgruntled atmospheric events act out more and more to get meteorologists’ attention?

  • NCrissieB
  • NCrissieB

    This is just like those demonstrations in the 1960s that only happened because the media covered them. To calm the weather, shut down the Weather Channel! ;-)

    By the way, if we get to the Q-named winter storm, its name is Q. Yes, really. If the Weather Channel insist on naming winter storms, can’t they find better names? Of course, they might choose better names if they weren’t planning Twitter hashtags. Yes, really. :roll:

  • addisnana

    To heck with the Weather Channel’s cute attempt to name winter storms. They are making money off of free satellite data supplied by NOAA. It is a way to privatize weather information and make a buck.

    I hope the storms get the public’s attention and congressional attention so more attention is payed to climate change.

    Naming a winter storm? Meteorologists are appalled by Nemo

    Meteorologists might not be sure whether the storm heading into the East Coast will drop 12 inches or 24, but they are sure about one thing – this storm is definitely, absolutely, not called Nemo.

    t’s angered a few meteorologists, and has spurred a Facebook page, “STOP the Weather Channel from naming winter storms.”

  • http://cendax.wordpress.com Norbrook

    I think it’s asinine to name winter storms, but then again, I’m not sitting in a network headquarters trying to drum up interest. :roll:

  • Jim W

    It is called earned media. Just like buying a Super Bowl add to get Facebook hits.

    • Gardener

      I do that every year, doesn’t help……..

      When you’re square, you’re square, people know it…… ;-)