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  •  TV sta in Connecticut has been doing it for 30 yrs (3+ / 0-)
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    weatherdude, SadieSue, JGibson

    Channel 3 in Connecticut, WFSB (one of the 3 "major" local networks there) has been naming winter storms for the past 30 years or so. They started doing it for pretty much all the same reasons you laid out for TWC.

    The first week of November they named the nor'easter "Ari" while TWC had already named it "Athena". Meanwhile no reputable meteorological organization names them at all.

    Furthermore, TWC is already up to "Draco", I see, while WFSB in Connecticut only names severe storms that impact their own little state, which means the next storm they name will be begin with a "B", "Bozo" perhaps, while The Weather Channel will be up to "Frederick" or something.

    Completely ridiculous and borderline dangerous IMO. They should both just stop it.

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