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(WTOP)   Blizzards are about to get names, just like hurricanes. Brutus -- good choice for "B". But Freyr for the "F" name? What about Fark?   (wtop.com) divider line 30
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2012-10-02 11:36:35 AM  
4 votes:
Here in Canada, we've had a name for winter storms for years.

They're called WINTER. Now quit being such goddamned pussies about a little precipitation and GBTW.
2012-10-02 11:43:06 AM  
3 votes:
The Weather Channel is doing this, not any legitimate weather source.
2012-10-02 10:17:16 AM  
3 votes:
t3.gstatic.com
2012-10-02 03:19:14 PM  
2 votes:
Blizzard UFIA is on the way so batten down the hatches!
2012-10-02 01:56:49 PM  
2 votes:
Rev.K: "How about "F*ck it's cold"."

That's the name of the season.
You need storm names, distinct from that, so you can tell "F*ck it's cold" apart from "F*ck it's cold and now I gotta shovel that shiat." and "F*ck it's cold, but everything's closed and now I can drink beer by the fire all day."
2012-10-02 01:53:41 PM  
2 votes:
I'd rather have them named after characters from Blizzard Entertainment games.

Blizzard Diablo
Blizzard Cain
Blizzard Thrall
Blizzard Kerrigan
2012-10-02 01:41:03 PM  
2 votes:
The Weather Channel is doing this. Who gives a flying fark? It's just marketing. No one else will pay it much attention.
2012-10-02 11:35:29 AM  
2 votes:
Here is the Channel in GB already doing this (for their local storms only obviously)... guess they got rid of doing city names...

media2.fox11online.com
2012-10-03 07:13:50 PM  
1 votes:

Great Porn Dragon: As for "Rachel"--yes, A/G has been sicced on them


Glad to hear it! hope they lock them all up and throw away the key. Just heard on NPR how the Feds have busted a ring of scammers who impersonated computer companies and called people, telling them they had computer viruses and tricking them out of hundreds of dollars.

At least Kentucky has got to be a good state for gardens. Have you ever seen a pawpaw or fox grape, do they grow there? If you have one of those juice steamers you can make your own wine pretty easily too.
2012-10-02 11:23:05 PM  
1 votes:

dletter: Lehk: CapeFearCadaver: Freyr's a great name for a blizzard.

I'd love to be in a blizzard, just once... from NC... we're lucky if we get a sheet of ice once a year

No, you really wouldn't. Maybe if it happened wheen you were travelling north for something.

Blizzards are bad enough when they hit areas accustomed to blizzards. Drop one on an area where there isn't even a single plow to share between neighboring towns( real plows not a yellow shovel bolted to a pickup) and all hell breaks loose.

Maybe he's a school teacher and know's he'd be off for a month if his area got hit by a blizzard.


Which is ok as long as you have a month or more worth of food
2012-10-02 11:03:57 PM  
1 votes:

Lehk: CapeFearCadaver: Freyr's a great name for a blizzard.

I'd love to be in a blizzard, just once... from NC... we're lucky if we get a sheet of ice once a year

No, you really wouldn't. Maybe if it happened wheen you were travelling north for something.

Blizzards are bad enough when they hit areas accustomed to blizzards. Drop one on an area where there isn't even a single plow to share between neighboring towns( real plows not a yellow shovel bolted to a pickup) and all hell breaks loose.


Maybe he's a school teacher and know's he'd be off for a month if his area got hit by a blizzard.
2012-10-02 09:20:37 PM  
1 votes:

CapeFearCadaver: Freyr's a great name for a blizzard.

I'd love to be in a blizzard, just once... from NC... we're lucky if we get a sheet of ice once a year


No, you really wouldn't. Maybe if it happened wheen you were travelling north for something.

Blizzards are bad enough when they hit areas accustomed to blizzards. Drop one on an area where there isn't even a single plow to share between neighboring towns( real plows not a yellow shovel bolted to a pickup) and all hell breaks loose.
2012-10-02 08:08:05 PM  
1 votes:
Class 3 Killstorm!

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2012-10-02 07:40:18 PM  
1 votes:
i471.photobucket.com

Blizzard Ditka
2012-10-02 06:48:01 PM  
1 votes:
Blizzards already have names.

www.savingwithshellie.com
2012-10-02 04:58:05 PM  
1 votes:
What about Froderick?

cinemafanatic.files.wordpress.com
2012-10-02 03:10:01 PM  
1 votes:
Freya?

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2012-10-02 02:56:05 PM  
1 votes:
Interesting, but will they recycle the list every year, start with the next name (i.e. they use Freyr in March then they go to Gandolf in December) or will they come up with a new list?
2012-10-02 02:09:43 PM  
1 votes:

unyon: Here in Canada, we've had a name for winter storms for years.
They're called WINTER. Now quit being such goddamned pussies about a little precipitation and GBTW.


I grew up reading Little House on the Prairie books. As far as I'm concerned, a "blizzard" is a storm where the temperature drops below zero, where the snow blows so hard you can't go outside without getting lost, and everything is SHUT DOWN.

I now live at high altitude, high latitude, and we only have a BLIZZARD about once a year. If I can't get to work, that's either a bad storm, or I forgot to put my snow tires on.
2012-10-02 02:06:48 PM  
1 votes:

CapeFearCadaver: Freyr's a great name for a blizzard.

I'd love to be in a blizzard, just once... from NC... we're lucky if we get a sheet of ice once a year


I used to think that until about 18 months ago when we got hit with a huge blizzard in Chicago. fark that shiat. Cat 1 hurricane strength winds all night. Can't see anything but solid gray-white 100 feet in front of you. 2 feet of snow needing to be shoveled off the driveway. The snow plows only came around once before concentrating on main roads for the rest of the week. We were lucky that the power stayed on and that we had what we needed in the fridge.

/we tend to get heavy snows (20+ inches) roughly every 10-20 years, but this one was really the first one I'd call a blizzard that happened in my lifetime
//I wasn't born yet for the blizzard of '68
2012-10-02 02:04:49 PM  
1 votes:
No mention yet of the strange definitions (besides Q)? Gandalf from an 1896 novel? Yogi, a person that does Yoga? Rocky, a single mountain in the Rockies?
2012-10-02 02:01:04 PM  
1 votes:

reillan: Blizzard's had names for a long time. It's mostly stuff like Glitterstorm, Layonhooves, and Idtrapthat


Not sure if Blizzard names or MLP names.

Also I prefer my naming system: Blizzard Whiteshiateverywhere, Blizzard Wheredmycargo, Blizzard Whythefarkdidntibuyasnowbloweryet, Snowstorm Plowedinagain, Snowstorm 24inchessoundslikeagreatfridaytome, etc.
2012-10-02 01:46:47 PM  
1 votes:
1) Does the Weather Channel have the authority to make these names conventional or will every local broadcast news meteorologist start coming up with his or her own names?

2)Do they really think that a certain percentage of the population won't have a problem with naming weather phenomenae after pagan gods? Sure, we have months and days named after them, but those are so ingrained in our culture that most fundies don't even realize they are paganized.
2012-10-02 01:41:55 PM  
1 votes:
Blizzard's had names for a long time. It's mostly stuff like Glitterstorm, Layonhooves, and Idtrapthat
2012-10-02 01:41:34 PM  
1 votes:
Geez, see why people don't fear storms? They have generic names like Luke, Sheila, John, Todd.

Call 'em with strong names: Invictus, Mike, Vinnie, Casey, Nickie. Or hell, give them titles, like World Eater, Icebringer, Firebane, Bringer of Pain and Death, Fourth Horseman.
2012-10-02 01:40:47 PM  
1 votes:
Freyr isn't the name embedded in Friday or Freyrs Dag?
2012-10-02 01:38:00 PM  
1 votes:
I think this list is entirely so Jim Cantore has memorable things to yell while he's on air getting smacked around.
2012-10-02 11:59:36 AM  
1 votes:

Sybarite: Lucky LaRue: Makes sense, subby. Freyr is a Nordic name.. you know - the land of ice and snow?

From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow?


There are strange things done
In the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold
2012-10-02 11:05:52 AM  
1 votes:

Lucky LaRue: Makes sense, subby. Freyr is a Nordic name.. you know - the land of ice and snow?


Actually, it doesn't make sense to name a blizzard after him at all. Freyr is the god of sun and rain and, along with his sister Freyja, is a fertility deity, bringing good harvests. It's why some of the Heathenfolk do Freyfaxi rituals, to honor Freyr and thank him for a good harvest. Without a good harvest many people would have died in the winter back in the day when Uppsala was the Heathen version of Mecca.

If they need a blizzard name that starts with "F", I recommend Fred.
2012-10-02 11:03:56 AM  
1 votes:
blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com

Prime Minister Harper doesn't care about Inuit people.
 
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