Winter Storm Luna Takes Aim on Northeast
A shield of snow, sleet and freezing rain will pivot through the northern Great Lakes and Northeast today, including New York City, Philadelphia and D.C. Some light icing accumulations may lead to travel issues from northern Lower Michigan, Pennsylvania, southern New York and parts of southern New England.ZOMG! It's winter and we're getting some form of frozen precipitation! Quick, break out the nomenclature apparatus! I mean, really, a storm that drops freezing rain and some snow on parts of New York and New England gets its own name? We've had years where we'd easily have to drop into Aardvark and Bburago for this sort of event.
Used to be, we'd name hurricanes only. As the hurricane hit land and wound down, it's status would be dropped down to tropical storm, but it would keep the name - I think we're seeing mission creep here. Next we started naming tropical storms. Then blizzards. Now we're tossing names at whatever storm happens to waltz up the jet stream or come lolling in from Canada.
Eventually, everything will be named Elvis...
That is all.