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Why Is The Weather Channel Naming Winter Storms?

Did You Survive Winter Storm Athena, Brutus, or Caesar?

If you watched the Weather Channel at all this winter season you noticed a new change. They started to name winter storms. Everyone knows how tropical systems are named, but what changed this year over at the Weather Channel?

The first storm of the 2012-2013 winter season,  a nor’easter, was named after the Greer Goddess for wisdom. When I first heard about this I was mildly intimidated. Instinctively, Athena seemed like it was going to be a major storm. The last named storm, Hurricane Sandy, devastated the tri-state area. Naming a weather system implies severity, widespread damage, and travel disruptions.

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