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Barquito 12-21-2012 11:09 AM

Naming Winter Storms
I would just like to say for the record that I think it is cheezy and sensationalistic that the Weather Channel is naming winter storms. We had to shut down the clinic at our hospital yesterday, but, that is nothing compared to named tropical storms.

seafrontiersman 12-21-2012 11:34 AM

Re: Naming Winter Storms
It is but it's also indicative of our oh-so-dramatic culture. The culture of the US is now dominated by timid, frightened, attention seeking, housewives with too little to do........and the emasculated males who behave like them.


Copter808 12-21-2012 12:34 PM

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I guess it does help to keep track of them, but the "Blizzard of 12" works even better. Are we even going to remember when "Draco" was?

Hopefully it won't catch on and it will be dropped after a dhort time.

aa3jy 12-21-2012 12:46 PM

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Tim R. 12-21-2012 12:47 PM

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Doesn't this affect insurance coverage. I think I can get my boat hauled for free if a named storm is forecast for my area. ;-)

aa3jy 12-21-2012 12:58 PM

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Depends upon your policy but the bottom line is it is the names of storms that are listed by the National Weather Service NOT by the TWC

remetau 12-21-2012 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by treilley (Post 965229)
Doesn't this affect insurance coverage. I think I can get my boat hauled for free if a named storm is forecast for my area. ;-)

For named tropical storms, an insurance company won't give you a new policy if your "in the box". I'd be pretty livid if they tried pulling that with a named winter storm.

Capt-T 12-21-2012 01:02 PM

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Barquito... definitely agree!!

sfman... agreed with your first sentence 100%, then you shot your whole argument down with your followup sexist comment. Wow... just wow!!

As for my two cents... I not only think it's a product of our sensationalist culture, but also a product of the marketing that pervades all parts of our life. Weather is big business for sure. Gone are the days of the weatherman telling us temp, wind, etc. They try to make everything into a story that will get more viewers and thus more ad dollars. Sad, but I guess they are just playing the game like everyone else. Sports has been playing the ad revenue game for quite a few decades now.

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