Is it just me? Or is the Weather Channel’s naming of winter storms seem ridiculous to you too?
This winter, it seems that TWC has taken on the naming of storms that the Weather Service doesn’t name. Since NBC owns TWC now, NBC also uses the names. The Weather Service (Part of NOAA) along with other official groups name Hurricanes and Typhoons so why not winter storms?
Hurricanes and other Tropical systems stay in one piece in most cases whereas winter systems do not. A winter storm can start out as 1 front and split into 2, dissipate and come back later in more parts of the country. Around here, in Northern Michigan, a winter storm can pass by and we will get more snow out of the aftermath than the main storm (From Lake Effect). It just seems silly to me to name these systems.
It makes sense to name the Tropical systems as it makes it easier to find information about them online and in traditional media. The Weather Channel states the same reasons in their explanation.
My opinion is that it’s more about publicity of the Weather Channel than it is about getting info out to the public. I refuse to use the names that TWC promotes. Instead, I will just say “It’s F&%#%ng snowing again” :)
Some storms deserve names, like the “Blizzard of 78″, but are normally named after the fact.
I hope everyone is surviving the winter this year as it has been a rough one for a lot of the country. Just don’t fall for the hype from TWC and NBC!
Aug. 12 – Moved into our new home in Michigan . It is so beautiful here. The hills and river valleys are so picturesque. I have a beautiful old oak tree in my front yard. Can hardly wait to see the change in the seasons. This is truly God’s Country.
Oct. 14 -
Michigan is such a gorgeous place to live, one of the real special places on Earth. The leaves are turning a multitude of different colors. I love all of the shades of reds, oranges and yellows, they are so bright. I want to walk through all of the beautiful hills and spot some white tail deer. They are so graceful, certainly they must be the most peaceful creatures on Earth. This must be paradise.
Nov. 11 – Deer season opens this week. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to shoot these elegant animals. They are the very symbol of peace and tranquility here in Michigan . I hope it snows soon. I love it here!
Dec. 2 – It snowed last night. I woke to the usual wonderful sight: everything covered in a beautiful blanket of white. The oak tree is magnificent. It looks like a postcard. We went out and swept the snow from the steps and driveway. The air is so crisp, clean and refreshing. We had a snowball fight. I won, and the snowplow came down the street. He must have gotten too close to the driveway because we had to go out and shovel the end of the driveway again. What a beautiful place. Nature in harmony. I love it here!
Dec. 12 – More snow last night. I love it! The plow did his cute little trick again. What a rascal. A winter wonderland. I love it here!
Dec. 19 – More snow – couldn’t get out of the driveway to get to work in time. I’m exhausted from all of the shoveling. And that snowplow!
Dec. 21 – More of that white shit coming down. I’ve got blisters on my hands and a kink in my back. I think that the snowplow driver waits around the corner until I’m done shoveling the driveway. Asshole.
Dec. 25 – White Christmas? More freakin’ snow. If I ever get my hands on the SOB who drives that snowplow, I swear I’ll castrate him. And why don’t they use more salt on these roads to melt this crap??
Dec. 28 – It hasn’t stopped snowing since Christmas. I have been inside since then, except of course when that SOB “Snowplow Harry” comes by. Can’t go anywhere, cars are buried up to the windows. Weather man says to expect another 10 inches. Do you have any idea how many shovelfuls 10 inches is??
Jan. 1 – Happy New Year? The way it’s coming down it won’t melt until the 4th of July! The snowplow got stuck down the road and the shithead actually had the balls to come and ask to borrow a shovel! I told him I’d broken 6 already this season.
Jan. 4 – Finally got out of the house. We went to the store to get some food and a damn deer ran out in front of my car and I hit the bastard. It did $3,000 in damage to the car. Those beasts ought to be killed. The hunters should have a longer season if you ask me.
Jan. 27 – Warmed up a little and rained today. The rain turned the snow into ice and the weight of it broke the main limb of the oak tree in the front yard and it went through the roof. I should have cut that old piece of shit into fireplace wood when I had the chance.
May 23 – Took my car to the local garage. Would you believe the whole underside of the car is rusted away from all of that damn salt they dump on the road? Car looks like a bashed up, heap of rusted cow shit.
May 10 – Sold the car, the house, and moved to Florida . I can’t imagine why anyone in their freakin’ mind would ever want to live in the God forsaken State of Michigan
A friend of mine in Hawaii has been complaining about traffic on his way to drop kids off a school on Oahu. Yesterday I had to make a run up north here in Michigan and on my way home, I got stopped by this:
All because someone in a sail boat (that was only a few inches too tall to go under the bridge) decided he was going into Lake Charlevoix from Lake Michigan.
Episode 202 from the road. I recorded the bulk of this on the road heading up the St. Ignace from the Van.
I also played a new single from a friend of mine, Kevin Reeves, who is coming out with a new album soon. This single is the first release of the songs on the Album headspace.
You can pick up a copy of this song over at Kevin’s website though iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and more. http://kevinreeves.net/projects/headspace-the-long-awaited-2nd-album-from-kevin-reeves
Find out more of what Kevin is up to here: kevinreeves.net
Trying out a new Camera setup with microphone. (with less “lip flap”) On another trip up north from the Van.