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Athena the first winter
storm to get a name

PhillyBurbs [Levittown, PA], by Gema Maria Duarte

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/8/2012 5:48:41 PM

The snowstorm that hit the area Wednesday was a first. Not the first winter storm, but the first to be christened with a name. The Weather Channel called it Athena. Used to be only hurricanes, or tropical storms, were given names. And it was that way for hundreds of years. (Snip) The National Weather Service posted on its website that “TWC has named the nor'easter ‘Athena.’ The NWS does not name winter storms in our products. Please refrain from using the term Athena in any of our products.” Brian Edwards, a meteorologist for Accuweather.com, said his agency has considered

Sounds like a gimmick.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: schnapps, 11/8/2012 5:56:03 PM     (No. 9000606)

...those names can be catchy and also be helpful warnings.

In that case 'Alinsky' would be more appropriate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Douglas DC, 11/8/2012 6:17:17 PM     (No. 9000659)

That way it can be blamed on Global Climate Change. Cold or not..

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Reply 3 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/8/2012 6:28:52 PM     (No. 9000682)

"Athena" was not a storm.
It was the inevitable result of a vacuum. After the absolute lack of exhibited on Tuesday, Athena, greek goddess of WISDOM blew in, dumped her load and left, knowing it was too late.

And now, soon we will have a visit from Ares.

God have mercy on us all.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: DARling, 11/8/2012 6:33:07 PM     (No. 9000689)

The Weather Channel has turned into MSNBC light. I only look at local weather and turn the channel.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: avikingman, 11/8/2012 7:42:23 PM     (No. 9000827)

I can't stand this channel. My iPhone is better/faster for one thing. Way too many commercials.

And now a storm is a product? Not to mention different weather sources now in a pizzing contest?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sfacheem, 11/8/2012 8:02:37 PM     (No. 9000878)

Well she just had one hell of a period.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Revolution76, 11/8/2012 8:38:22 PM     (No. 9000930)

Winter storm? When did it suddenly become December 21st? We're barely halfway into fall morons.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 11/8/2012 8:47:30 PM     (No. 9000954)

Athena is said to come to the aid of heroes and is sometimes called their best friend.

First the Greek columns, now Athena, next the Greek (economic) tragedy at the hands of their hero.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/8/2012 9:19:02 PM     (No. 9001040)

Here in the High Rockies we call it snow, wimps.

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