WASHINGTON – The Washington area remembers Snowmaggedon all too well — the two- day storm in February 2010 dumped nearly three feet of snow on parts of the region.
But most winter storms lack a name. That, however, is about to change.
This winter, blizzards are going to get formal names — just like hurricanes.
The Weather Channel will assign the winter storm names for the first time, reports Weather.com.
European countries have named winter storms for years, but that hasn’t been the case in the United States.
In the U.S., the National Hurricane Center in Miami is responsible for naming hurricanes.
Many names on The Weather Channel’s list for the coming winter have a Greek-Roman theme:
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