Winter Storm Names 2012/2013November 12th, 2012 at 11:58 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
It’s about 30° colder today than yesterday with flurries and snow showers expected so it is a perfect day to unveil the winter storm names for 2012/13. The first name was a boy’s name (Alan) since we started with a girl’s name last year (Angela).
In case you’re wondering who picks the names…that would be me. I run it by my boss but I put the first list out there and sometimes we tweak it a bit. I try to use popular names from different decades (the social security list of names comes in handy) so that all generations get a chance to have a storm named after them. For instance Alan was popular in the 60s and Denise in the 70s; Brianna in the 2000s. I’ve also heard from a number of people who would like to have a continuation of names into the next year so that we would see some winter storms that start with the letter “P” or “S”. I may have to consider that next year because I admit, it is getting a bit lean for different names at the beginning of the alphabet. Below you’ll find the names and the factors the FOX 11 meteorologists use to determine if a storm should get a name.
Don’t forget to tune in Wednesday during the FOX 11 News at 5 for Patrick Powell’s winter weather forecast. Long range forecasting like this is very difficult and Patrick uses every bit of his expertise and skill to come up with an idea of what the season will look like in both temperature and snowfall.