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Opening Arguments

Name that storm

Did you know they're naming winter storms now just as they do hurricanes and tropical storms?

Winter Storm Euclid, by the time it departs New England Thursday night, will have deposited snow from California's Sierra Nevada Mountains to New England.  Unfortunately, this occurred not only during the Christmas holiday, but also in the peak travel period after Christmas Day in the South, Midwest, and East.

Say, let's name all weather events. Spring rain Percy. Ted the Tornado. Thunderstorm Eric. Cold Snap Martha. High Pollen Count Marvin. See if we can make those TV weather babblers feel as silly reading the stuff as they look delivering it.

Euclid. For Pete's sake.

Posted in: Current events


Lois Marquart
Thu, 12/27/2012 - 11:54am

I thought Euclid was a location on the map until I remembered that they really were naming the winter storms now.

Harl Delos
Thu, 12/27/2012 - 7:37pm

Euclid was the father of geometry, the most-hated of mathematics, although I'd venture that status would change if they took geometry out of high school, and replaced it with tensors.

A Euclid (a "uke") is an earth-mover that's hinged in the middle, so you can drive along scraping up dirt, the use the hydraulics to straighten out the backbone, and haul that dirt somewhere.  Expensive, and dangerous to use - they roll pretty easy - so most contractors simply shove dirt around with a D7 ir D9, instead of hauling the load away.

Combine misery with danger, expense and limited appeal, and it's perfect tame for a major winter storm - or a suburb of Cleveland, for that matter

It's the Weather Channel, not the weather bureau that decided to name noteworthy winter storms. http://www.weather.com/news/why-we-name-winter-storms-20121001

Can we sue NBC Universal for the cost of cleaning highways of their publicity stunt?