Ok, so I was sitting here this morning and the WX Channel was talking about winter storm Euclid. WTF???
I first thought that the NWS was going nuts by now naming winter storms. But after a quick Google, I found out, just as I really thought, that the WX Channel is causing hype and confusion.
Found this article from November:When you learned this week that parts of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region were hit with Winter Storm Athena, your first thought was undoubtedly concern for those still suffering the devastating consequences of Hurricane Sandy.
If your second thought was confusion since you didn't know that winter storms were named, then blame the Weather Channel since it unilaterally instituted a naming system that promises to cause more confusion than it's worth.
»www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-yeag ··· 982.html
TO me, these types of companies ARE the ones that need to be regulated to NWS standards of reporting weather. This is worse than their TORCON Index crap they came up with.
On a side note, I see they are starting to crap on Weather Underground now. The changes to the wundermap suck!!