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11-11-2012, 12:49 AM
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This news came out a while ago. Didn't like it then, don't like it now.

The National Hurricane Center is an official government agency that names storms for a way to differentiate what is what. It is an accepted and common practice. Everyone uses it because it is official.

TWC, which is not an official government agency like the NHC or NOAA, is doing this winter thing completely on its own, and not all weather agencies have accepted it. This is going to lead to confusion. Already I see media reports saying Nor'Easter rather than Winter Storm Athena.

Further more, what is to stop TWC from expanding it to summer thunderstorm events? Will we get Summerstorm Tom followed by Heatwave Joe in some spots and Fog Event Larry in other spots? Yes, I know TWC claims it has fundamental reasoning of when to name a storm, much like there is with a hurricane, but at some point, enough is enough. Leave the names to hurricanes, and don't name everything under the sun.

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