They call it ‘Nemo,’ but why?

You may have noticed by now that the snowstorm headed our way is named Nemo. Perhaps when you saw that, you thought, “That’s weird, it’s not a hurricane. And when were storms A-M?”

Well last year, the Weather Channel decided it was going to start naming winter storms, mainly, the Weather Channel says, because it helps raise awareness of the storm and makes it easier to follow. Also, Europe does it, so why not?

If you see us calling the storm “Nemo,” it’s probably just because it’s shorter than “massive thunder snow blizzard,” but if we’re raising your awareness of it, all the better.

And if you think Nemo is a bad name, just be glad it’s not winter storm Walda or Yogi that’s ruining your weekend.

Mike DeSalvo