The Nor’easter Has a Name and The National Weather Service Doesn’t Like It.


The Weather Channel made good on their promise to start naming major winter storms.  And this week’s nor’easter has been named Athena.  The National Weather Service hasn’t approved this and asked the Weather Channel to stop using the name.  Apparently only violently destructive hurricanes that claim lives can have cute girl names.

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10 Comments

  1. turfgrass64

    November 7, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Just more media sensationalism, It’s fucking weather, get over yourself!

  2. fezitorium

    November 7, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    It’s just a storm!
    It’s a bomb!

  3. Cletus from Brooklyn

    November 7, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Why can’t they just call it a storm…

  4. DerekJamesSmith

    November 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    One is a scientific organization and the other shows al ot of reality TV

  5. Pecker Hicks

    November 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Come on Weather Channel – show ’em who’s boss.

  6. FLprodivider66

    November 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Just call it the “salt” that gets rubbed into the “wound” :

  7. FLprodivider66

    November 8, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Cumia don’t get cut one inch of slack!!

  8. BadNewsJeff

    November 8, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I think they just name storms so you can refer to them later, rather than saying “remember the nor’easter of Nov. 7th-9th, you know the one that hit south east U.S. on the 7th, but didn’t really make landfall until the night of the 7th in New Jersey and New York.  You know the one.  That sucked.”

  9. bmqq316

    November 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Lay down Athena…in your sea of wine.

  10. turfgrass64

    November 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Actually I’m starting to warm up to this idea. I heard they are naming the next winter storm Bajeebee, It’s coming in all the way from the coast of Africa!