February 1, 2011

What should this winter weather event be called?

Surprise! 29 states across the U.S. are being slammed with yet another winter wonderland (minus the wonder), making 100 million Americans even crankier and grounding flights from coast to coast.

In past winters, we’ve not had to worry about what to call the winter storm because we called it just that, “the winter storm” (note the singular “the” because it was the only storm we experienced).

This winter, Mother Nature is more feisty (who put the jalapeno in her martini?!) and has hit us with week after week of dreary precipitation and bad travel conditions. To that end, we’ve had to put our creative hats on to distinguish between the regular snowstorms versus the mixed precipitation versus the ice pellet-sleet-hail-rain-snow-mixtures from a place that we should call Hell, only it’s definitely not hot.

Snowmageddon, snowpocalypse, Snowbliteration, Angelina Snowlie, Snowzilla, Snowprah Winfrey, Snowstradamus, Snownormous are just a handful of the clever nomenclature that folks have come up with to describe this ongoing winter madness. Chicago was lagging when it officially named this most recent storm snOMG.

Get with the program, Chicago! snOMG was SO two storms ago!

Vote for your favorite winter storm name and add your own in the below comments field.

And don’t forget to check your flight status before heading to the airport!

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41 Comments on “What should this winter weather event be called?”

  • Posted by Brendan Barger on February 1, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Paranormal Clouds

  • Posted by Mindy Lynch on February 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    It should be called “Are you kidding me….again!!!”

  • Posted by victoria Hand on February 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    call it… So glad I live in Florida

  • Posted by Nina Bae on February 1, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Snownami.

  • Posted by Rachel on February 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Snow’pocalypse
    Snow’locaust
    catast”snow”phe
    asnow’nihilation
    snow’tastrophe

    ^better names^

  • Posted by Roe J. Vogeney on February 1, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I would call this one ‘”ICE-SICKLE”…because I am sick of it.

  • Posted by Kaylee Anderson on February 1, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    SNURRICANE!!!

  • Posted by MEM on February 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    snowmageddon

  • Posted by Amy on February 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Snow’paloosa

  • Posted by Jared Motard on February 1, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Obnoxius snow-blues!

  • Posted by allison on February 1, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Snowprah Winfrey

  • Posted by Karen Godino on February 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Snownomore
    Snow ‘N More
    Snowrageous……………
    Precipidiculous…….
    Outsnowous………….

  • Posted by Pearl Gilbert on February 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    PMS – Pretty Much Snow! Just another day of Climate change, only we’re all getting a taste> YUM, YUM.

  • Posted by Amy Dart on February 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    It should be called A Pain In The ASS!

  • Posted by dana on February 1, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Blizzard Blues

  • Posted by G Stark on February 1, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Dame Nature

  • Posted by PAULINE on February 1, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    IT SHOULD BE CALLED OFF!!!!!!

  • Posted by Mike G on February 1, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    ICE ICE BABY!!!

  • Posted by Jay on February 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Snowtorious BIG? Last winter called… http://j.mp/i74YXE

  • Posted by David Campbell on February 1, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Thanks, Karen!

    PRECIPIDICULOUS!

  • Posted by Colleen on February 1, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Snobegone

  • Posted by susan r. on February 1, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Snowlapalooza

  • Posted by Mindy on February 1, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    a snow job!

  • Posted by Granville Gilbert on February 1, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    NAME THE NEW STORM:
    Enuf R. Ready

  • Posted by J614 on February 1, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Snotorious

  • Posted by Isra on February 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Alice in Snowderland

  • Posted by Dan on February 1, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    snoWTF!

  • Posted by nicole on February 1, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    How about Snow-over-it or Snow-more room at the inn!

  • Posted by Greg on February 1, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    How about “SNObody In The South And West Really Care About Your Weather”?

  • Posted by Roberta on February 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    snowmania

  • Posted by sara lieb on February 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    snowtorious?

  • Posted by Kathy on February 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    SNOWnotfunny

  • Posted by Errka on February 1, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Snow-Eyjafjallajökull

  • Posted by theresa romero on February 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    “BetterSafeBlue”

  • Posted by Michelle Ladouceur on February 1, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    snowayout

  • Posted by Mark B on February 1, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    ApocalypSnow

  • Posted by Bash on February 1, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Name it after the 80s band Icicle Works (Whisper to a Scream)

  • Posted by MariaMaria on February 1, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    It’s been named: ‘Snowpocalypse’

  • Posted by Lyndsay on February 2, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Snowtorious B.I.G.

  • Posted by Francine Danza on February 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    “SNOWMORE” PLEASE!!!
    No White Easter for us tough NYers!

  • Posted by Frank on February 6, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Snowmama

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