This year the weather channel is naming winter storms because it makes it really easy for the weather forecasters and weather watchers to follow the storms. It also makes it easier to prepare for a storm. Just like hurricanes are named so people can follow their tracks and prepare ahead, so can a winter storm be named as well. Winter storms can be as dangerous as any other other storm, so why not give them a name. A list of winter storm names have been created for the 2012-2013 winter season. These names are Athena, Brutus, Caesar, Draco, Euclid, Freyr, Gandolf, Helen, Iago, Jove, Khan, Luna, Magnus, Orko, Plato, Q, Rocky, Saturn, Triton, Ukko, Virgil, Walda, Xerxes, Yogi, and Zeus.
Many of the storms names come from Greek mythology. Notice they are in alphabetical order. Naming the winter storms also makes it better to communicate the threats and timing of these storms to weather viewers. When a storm is named, this will allow people to follow its track easier and allow them more time to prepare for what is coming g their way. That means there will be no surprises about the storm. It also raises awareness of the people who are located in the storm’s track. It is believed by many that when storms have a name, they also have a personality. That personality can be mean or nice.
Storms are also followed by the social media world and a storm that has a name makes it much easier for people who are connected to the social media world to follow the tracks of that storm. Sometimes there may be more than one storm and you will be able to know what storm is headed in your direction. When talking about storms that have passed, a storm that has a name makes it really easier for people to remember as well. Some storms can cause real property damage and destruction. Insurance companies recognize the names of the storms that cause destruction and are better able to help people who have been affected by a named storm.
Winter storms can bring much snow, ice, rain, sleet and high winds as well. It can cause dangerous driving conditions. You can better prepare for what is coming your way and know about driving conditions and school closures by paying attention to the name of the storm that is headed in your direction. The weather channel can give you great tips and advice on how to prepare for all storms.