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Nothing Changes on New Year’s Day

Tim Ballisty
Dec 29, 2014 · 3 min read
  • Winter storm names aren’t going away. You can complain all you want but they’re likely here to stay. I see the benefits of winter storm names but I also see the disadvantages. It is a flawed naming system and the guidelines to naming need to be shored up and re-evaluated. The largest areas for improvement include the absence of western U.S. (snowless but powerful) winter storms and a naming process unfettered by population. Still, I can see a time when The Weather Company’s names will be “whitelisted” by other organizations including the National Weather Service. On an anecdotal note, I’ve noticed that the outcry of people bemoaning the naming has quieted over the past year.

OK, Some Things May Change

  • Prediction: More meteorologists will begin creating their own TV/internet studio. This is not a new idea. In fact @kevinselle wrote about this back in 2013. But as the local TV news viewer model continues to break down thanks to the internet, you may see more and more meteorologists take matters into their own hands. One home studio pioneer is Geoff Fox. While beginning a new job with KMIR in Palm Springs, he is also creating a new weather studio.

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Tim Ballisty

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Meteorologist. You can find me on Twitter @Irisheagle, facebook.com/timothyballisty

Weather Wisdom

From the science of meteorology to new weather tech to everyday observations…

Tim Ballisty

Written by

Meteorologist. You can find me on Twitter @Irisheagle, facebook.com/timothyballisty

Weather Wisdom

From the science of meteorology to new weather tech to everyday observations…

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