Thursday, February 7, 2013

Be Careful What You Wish For...

What's Predicted
Uh yeah, seems I mentioned that I like a bit of the old white stuff in the winter. Yes, overcast skies and some gentle snow flurries are something that I enjoy. I may have mentioned that in the past couple of days.

This on the other hand? Damn!

And just WHEN did they start naming non-hurricanes? I guess I missed THAT memo. And who chooses these names anyway? Nemo, seriously?

If we just have to name these events can't we at least give them dangerous or ominous sounding names. Perhaps "Winter Storm Mephistopheles". Or "Winter Storm Apocalypto". Sounds suitably bad-ass doesn't it? (On the other hand, perhaps the weather guessers on TV would have trouble pronouncing those names. But I'll betcha Jim Cantore would relish such a name. (He is a home boy, being a fellow New Englander and all.)

All that being said, time to stock up and hunker down.

And ease up on the "I love snow" meme. Just a bit...

13 comments:

  1. Nemo is also omen spelled backward.
    That said, the name has never quite congered up warm fuzzy or cuddly for me.

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    1. Hhhmm, good point Skip. While I was thinking of the Disney movie "Finding Nemo" initially, I'm not any more. Your comment also triggered another thought (remembering my love of Jules Verne). There is naught that is warm and fuzzy (or cuddly) in Jules Verne's character, Captain Nemo.

      Nemo is Latin for "no one", and also (as νέμω) Greek for "I give what is due". Nemo is, moreover, the Latin rendering of Ancient Greek Outis ("Nobody"), the pseudonym that Odysseus, a notable hero and sailor from Greek mythology, employed to outwit the cyclops Polyphemus.

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  2. So remember these storms from my youth. I see that my old stomping grounds are on the hook for 2-3 feet. Do not miss the fluffy white stuff at all

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    1. I'll bet you remember them. I do like a little white stuff, but what's predicted? No, don't like that too much at all.

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  3. Last fall in the local rag was an article re: naming winter storms. This idea was concocted by the The Weather Channel, something about keeping track of the storm better..right..it sounded more like a marketing plan by some genius at TWC. The article went on to say that local metereologists weren't fans of the idea and stated they wouldn't be using names. i dont know if that is still true, but I will say TWC sure can work people into a 'storm frenzy'.just sayin'....

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    1. I am glad you related that Greg, I totally believe it. And now that you mention, not one local weather guesser has used the "name" of this storm. Not one.

      It's another reason I avoid the Weather Channel during major weather events.

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    2. TWC and I parted company about six or seven years ago. Actually, it was 01/18/2007, to be exact (I checked the blog), when that idiot Heidi Cullen began all that Global Warmi... err, Climate Change crap. I wanted WEATHER and they started giving me POLITICS, and bad politics, at that.

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    3. Indeed, it WAS around that time that they started to suck... err, diverge from reporting the weather.

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  4. Stay warm, Sarge, and throw another log on the fire.

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  5. Stay warm. Do you have a generator? Word has it you MIGHT need one.

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    1. So far so good (as of 1820 local). We don't have a generator, haven't needed one in the fourteen years we've lived here. But quite frankly, I'm thinking of investing in one of those. Soon as the new $9000 boiler is paid off. And if nothing else breaks in the meantime. Ah, the joys of being a home owner...

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  6. got a pellet stove? I hear they are better than the Ben Franklin stoves but as I live where we get little cold weather I wouldn't know! Stay warm. and We have a generator that comes in handy when we have our big electrical storms.

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