Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Winter Storm Nemo: Why We Named It
http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/why-we-named-nemo-20130206 ^

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 boy’s name meaning "from the valley," means "nobody" in Latin.

Time Frame-

Thursday through Friday Night

Location-

Upper Midwest through northern Great Lakes Thursday to New England Friday through Friday night

Impacts-

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.

Other Information-

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at weather.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: blizzard; snowstorm; stormnemo

1 posted on 02/06/2013 1:36:23 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs
I am along the coast south of Boston.
We only have an inch of snow on the ground; so anything less than a foot of snow can be handled in stride.

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

2 posted on 02/06/2013 1:43:59 PM PST by Capt. Tom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs

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.


3 posted on 02/06/2013 1:44:50 PM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs

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.


4 posted on 02/06/2013 1:46:02 PM PST by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mouton
I wonder if HG Wells Jules Vern knew of the definition of Nemo.
5 posted on 02/06/2013 1:47:44 PM PST by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs

The weather service needs a rif. Giving names to ordinary weather is jusy plain goofy.


6 posted on 02/06/2013 1:48:55 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

The “weather service(NOAA)” didn’t name them “The Weather Channel” did. Even yet MORE BS from “NBC(they OWN “The Weather Channel”)”!


7 posted on 02/06/2013 1:52:30 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs

Oh noooooos. A winter storm in winter? Who would have thunk it?


8 posted on 02/06/2013 1:56:47 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs

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........


9 posted on 02/06/2013 1:59:10 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs

I heard the storm name was Charlotte.
http://www.wfsb.com/story/20976125/winter-storm-watches-posted-in-advance-of-charlotte
Winter storm watches posted in advance of ‘Charlotte’


10 posted on 02/06/2013 2:00:36 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for links to the 2011 & 2012 FR Cookbooks- Enjoy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BubbaBasher

Precisely. Adds to the sensationalism and hysteria.


11 posted on 02/06/2013 2:01:32 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: BubbaBasher

My mistake, right, Vern.


12 posted on 02/06/2013 2:09:31 PM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs
WHAT? The Weather Channel is using my name for climate change propoganda??
13 posted on 02/06/2013 2:16:30 PM PST by WCH
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs

“Winter Storm Nemo: Why We Named It”

To pimp your channel and make you “look” important. I go elsewhere for weather information.


14 posted on 02/06/2013 2:18:11 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BenLurkin

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.


15 posted on 02/06/2013 2:18:57 PM PST by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Capt. Tom

“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.


16 posted on 02/06/2013 2:25:36 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs

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.


17 posted on 02/06/2013 2:34:55 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs

Its already got a name. Its called weather.


18 posted on 02/06/2013 2:38:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BubbaBasher

No, they name them to increase hype and thus, maybe, ratings.


19 posted on 02/06/2013 2:41:18 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: the OlLine Rebel

Anybody taking bets on who will be the first to declare a disaster so they can get themselves some federal cookies?


20 posted on 02/06/2013 2:43:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs

'Nemo' because "Tropical Storm Matt" just doesn't gain viewers.

21 posted on 02/06/2013 2:47:43 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Exactly right. We name snowstorms now? It is freaking weather!


22 posted on 02/06/2013 3:00:17 PM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Stormdog
The Cape may be looking at hurricane force winds and that’s a little too close for comfort.

High winds are a problem where my house is located. The house does fine but the utility lines can come down and we would of course be without power.
A true "noreaster" swithches to the NW and brings in colder air which can freeze water lines in an unheated house.
Cracking a faucet, and keeping the water moving helps if you can't heat the house.-Tom

23 posted on 02/06/2013 3:25:01 PM PST by Capt. Tom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Capt. Tom
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

Yepper - I grew up on the south side of Lake Ontario. Snow on top of snow can be bad, especially if it blows a lot and sets up a bunch of drifts - almost ran into a buried school bus after a storm; if a chunk of snow hadn't popped off the top right corner of the bus, I would have never seen it as the snow smoothly sloped up from an almost bare road to cover the bus. Be safe.

24 posted on 02/06/2013 4:01:32 PM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

Yes NBCUniversal purchased the Weather Channel in 2008.

This is all part of the progressive push to evangelize for “climate change”

I used to watch the WC a fair amount, now it’s completely politicized. Very smart move on the part of NBC.

I actually saw an internet posting by a dumb yout to the effect that “they had to start naming these winter storms because climate change has made them so severe”.


25 posted on 02/06/2013 4:07:13 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: X-spurt

Don’t forget naming pop up thundershowers too.

It’s all about the “climate change” indoctrination.


26 posted on 02/06/2013 4:10:02 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs

Apropos of nothing, one of the first Latin or Norman French legalisms that we learned in first year law school was “nemo dat quod non habit” or something like that (nemo dat for short), which means that you cannot give what you do not have. It is the rule that says that someone who obtains something from a thief cannot transfer legal title to that thing. It occurs to me that our government is intent on proving this canon of law wrong.


27 posted on 02/06/2013 4:11:19 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs
Winter Storm Nemo: Why We Named It

Because they wanted to. Also, they attract attention.

28 posted on 02/06/2013 4:12:37 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

You know that cities, towns and states are already clicking and pre-filling out their FEMA pdf forms :)


29 posted on 02/06/2013 4:17:50 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for links to the 2011 & 2012 FR Cookbooks- Enjoy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Capt. Tom

The weather forecasters in Connecticut are forecasting between 3 and 30 inches of snow depending on which channel you look at. Too bad Al Gore isn’t helping them out since he can forecast weather hundreds of years into the future. He should be able to nail this storm down to a fraction of an inch.


30 posted on 02/06/2013 5:12:35 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: peeps36
The weather forecasters in Connecticut are forecasting between 3 and 30 inches of snow depending on which channel you look at.

The Nat Weather Svc. predicts a biggie for us.

:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS UPGRADED A WINTER STORM WATCH TO A BLIZZARD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAYMORNING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND...AS WELL AS THE SOUTH COAST OF MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY MASSACHUSETTS. * HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW WITH POTENTIAL FOR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 18 TO 24 INCHES. . TRAVEL MAY BECOME NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.
* WINDS...NORTHEAST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH.

31 posted on 02/07/2013 6:42:23 AM PST by Capt. Tom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: NoGrayZone

Easy for you to say, you’re not in the blizzard warning area. :)

I do enjoy the breathless local reporting on this, esp when in 2011 we got whacked by the ‘snowpocalypse’ (24 inches here) and then they barely mentioned the next storm (4 days later) and predicted maybe 2 inches; we got another 20.

The snow fall is not so worrying, it is the blizzard conditions and drifting that might make this one potentially tough. Gonna take every chance I can to haul in wood.


32 posted on 02/07/2013 6:51:39 AM PST by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs

Because without a cute sounding name it is vewy vewy scawy. We got 4 inches of snow last night and will be getting a few more over the weekend, but not a peep out of us in the national news looking for attention about it,


33 posted on 02/07/2013 7:19:42 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nutmeg

ping


34 posted on 02/09/2013 6:58:43 AM PST by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NautiNurse

Thanks so much for the ping, FRiend. Interesting...


35 posted on 02/10/2013 11:08:03 PM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: libertarian27; NautiNurse; raccoonradio; RaceBannon; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; ...
I heard the storm name was Charlotte.

The Connecticut local media (or maybe it was just WFSB, Channel 3?) named the blizzard/winter storm "Charlotte", but apparently the Weather Channel named it "Nemo".

Why all the confusion? Why don't these winter storms have one nationally-recognized name, ie "Katrina"?

36 posted on 02/10/2013 11:21:59 PM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: libertarian27; NautiNurse; raccoonradio; RaceBannon; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; ...
I heard the storm name was Charlotte.

The Connecticut local media (or maybe it was just WFSB, Channel 3?) named the blizzard/winter storm "Charlotte", but apparently the Weather Channel named it "Nemo".

Why all the confusion? Why don't these winter storms have one nationally-recognized name, ie "Katrina"?

37 posted on 02/10/2013 11:23:06 PM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: nutmeg
...or *Sandy-sequel*. Everything could be a Sandy-sequel.

Much ado about nothing. [again]

38 posted on 02/10/2013 11:31:49 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: ExxonPatrolUs

Channel 3, WFSB in Hartford used the name Charlotte instead.


39 posted on 02/11/2013 2:21:31 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nutmeg

Member because Charlotte is nicer name?


40 posted on 02/11/2013 2:24:46 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: nutmeg; Biggirl

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/whats_in_name_nemo_or_charlott.html
“What’s in a name? Nemo or Charlotte, the snow must go on”


41 posted on 02/11/2013 5:13:53 AM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson