Skip to comments.Winter Storm Nemo: Why We Named It
Posted on 02/06/2013 1:36:19 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
The Winter Storm Team has named the upcoming winter storm NEMO based on the following potential impacts.
Meaning of Nemo: A Greek boys name meaning "from the valley," means "nobody" in Latin.
Thursday through Friday Night
Upper Midwest through northern Great Lakes Thursday to New England Friday through Friday night
Swath of moderate snowfall from Upper Midwest through northern Great Lakes with as much as 6 to 8 inches in parts of Lower Michigan. Very heavy snowfall across New England Friday through Friday night. Significant impacts to travel including places like Boston and New York City. Boston could several inches of snow, New York will likely see less snowfall but nearby commuting suburbs inland of the metro areas could see much heavier snowfall. Parts of New England would be in line for 1 to 2 feet of snow through Saturday morning. Stronger winds will also combine with the snowfall to reduce visibility throughout the storm.
One of the important details of this event is whether or not coastal New England will become warm enough for precipitation to turn over to rain for a time Friday. If temperatures were to warm up enough, then snowfall totals in places like New York City and Boston would be less. Also, tides will be near the highest of the month due to a new moon on Sunday, there is potential for minor flooding along the Mid-Atlantic Coast and moderate flooding along parts of the New England Coast.
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The problem comes with a big snowfall in areas with a foot or more of snow on the ground. We don't have that now. But could have that problem with another storm if it comes within a week of this one. - Tom
I wonder if HG Wells knew of the definition of Nemo. If he did, he could have done a book about weather forecasting. While it may be a big snow storm over a small area, I don’t think a projected snow fall of a few inches in Boston qualifies as the storm of the century.
The other reason they named it is so they can increase the number of named storms. OMG! Global warming is causing us to have more named storms.
The weather service needs a rif. Giving names to ordinary weather is jusy plain goofy.
The “weather service(NOAA)” didn’t name them “The Weather Channel” did. Even yet MORE BS from “NBC(they OWN “The Weather Channel”)”!
Oh noooooos. A winter storm in winter? Who would have thunk it?
This naming Winter Storms is nothing more than a bunch of marketing horsedoo! Funny it came about right after NBC bought Weather Channel.
Next they be naming tornados and earthquakes........
I heard the storm name was Charlotte.
Winter storm watches posted in advance of ‘Charlotte’
Precisely. Adds to the sensationalism and hysteria.
My mistake, right, Vern.
“Winter Storm Nemo: Why We Named It”
To pimp your channel and make you “look” important. I go elsewhere for weather information.
Giving names to ordinary weather is jusy plain goofy.
After giving all those goofy names to ordinary winter weather, people will not pay attention to hurricane names.
“We don’t have that now. But could have that problem with another storm if it comes within a week of this one. - Tom”
I’m not worried about the snow, it’s the wind. The Cape may be looking at hurricane force winds and that’s a little too close for comfort.
I am so glad I just found this topic only a few hours after hearing WC say it has to be named.
Where do they get off naming these storms? I know, they want the hype they can get for real storms that actually cause widespread direct and permanent damage. Hurricanes can do that much; blizzards generally just inconvenience.
Cut the nonsense and stop naming everything.
Its already got a name. Its called weather.
No, they name them to increase hype and thus, maybe, ratings.
Anybody taking bets on who will be the first to declare a disaster so they can get themselves some federal cookies?