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Hayward
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join:2000-07-13
Key West, FL
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reply to ropeguru

Re: WX Channel causes confusion

Well this storm did have near hurricane force winds, and Tornados in the south. Impacted much of the country with major rain or snow, so was definitely significant.

My question is do the have a set criteria to name them or not?

And this was E... don't remember 4 other biggies like this before this season.
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ropeguru
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join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA
The only set criteria is what the Weather Channel has made up in their little pea brains. This is NOT a standard that the National Weather Service or anyone else has ratified or uses. This is solely something that the Weather Channel has started using on its own like their ridiculous Torcon Index.

This is all about creating hype for financial gain and nothing to do with REAL weather forecasting or reporting.

A link to an article about how the rest of the weather community feels about this absurd naming of winter storms.

»www.examiner.com/article/weather···-network


screavan

join:2012-11-27
Pearcy, AR
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