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#NameOurStorms: is it a good idea?


Should we keep the #NameOurStorms scheme?  

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  1. 1. Should we keep the #NameOurStorms scheme?

    • Yes, I like it!
    • No, it's a waste of time.
    • Not bothered.


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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian
    On 12/28/2015 at 3:28 PM, Weather-history said:

    It's absolutely garbage this system.

    You have ex hurricanes that will screw this system up, the flooding in Cumbria was seen by the media as storm Desmond when infact it was a quasi stationary system that was the cause of the problem. 

    The worst weather event is the season thus far, the northern England flooding was also a quasi stationary front but this was not named or it's parent low. 

    If the Met Office's purpose is to make people more aware of weather related problems then they should have named the last system. 

     

     

    The storms are only named (in this pilot scheme ) for wind strength currently, it's something they are reviewing

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    Spring isn’t the time to wind-up scheme for warning about storm-force winds

    http://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2016/03/26/spring-isnt-the-time-to-wind-up-scheme-for-warning-about-storm-force-winds/

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian

    Will the Met Office and Met Eireann continue the naming of the storms again this autumn/winter? 

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  • Location: St rads Dover
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, T Storms.
  • Location: St rads Dover
    10 hours ago, Jo Farrow said:

    Will the Met Office and Met Eireann continue the naming of the storms again this autumn/winter? 

    I've no idea, but I would like to hope so, I'm useless with dates, it's a lot easier talk about a named storm at a later date.

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  • Location: 4 miles north of Durham City
  • Location: 4 miles north of Durham City

    I only support giving them names on two conditions: 1. That they don't sound like some senile old character from a british soap (Storm Desmond?), and 2. That the names be amusing and memorable (e.g. Storm Wilberforce The Wild, Bertha Bedlam, Horrid Hilda, Rick Astley etc) 

    https://storify.com/weatherchannel/twitter-offers-twc-rejected-names

     

     

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  • Location: Hull
  • Weather Preferences: Severe storms and heavy snow
  • Location: Hull

    I seem to remember some argument coming from american meteorologist and storm chaser, Chuck Doswell, saying its a waste of time, even for hurricanes. That guy is pretty convincing and he has ruthless logic. 

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian

    See tweets

    I'd wanted to know if Lawrence, Mary and Orla were going to be used, as they didn't get to them last season and they were on the 2015/16 list

    Not sure why it is still a pilot scheme when it was a pilot last year?

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  • Location: Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland. 200m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Thundery summers, very snowy winters! Huge Atlantic Storms!
  • Location: Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland. 200m ASL.

    Angus will strike at the end of October!

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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Weather Preferences: Gales, T-storms, Heavy Rain, Heat, Cold - Love it all.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.

    Ivor will be a biggun!

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

    The genesis of Malcolm might encourage Knocker to reach for his red crayons?

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian

    Letters not included are to keep in line with the naming conventions of the National Hurricane Centre in the US, so all storms in the north Atlantic follow the same pattern, so no Q, U,X, Y or Z

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian

    and this year it's been extended from just WIND, to wind, rain/flooding and snow!

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  • Location: Surrey and SW France.
  • Location: Surrey and SW France.

    Holly would be an appropriate name for a snow event. Can autumn stay calm enough to leave that one for around Christmas time. :cold-emoji:

    Hubby's name on there - most definitely a windy one. :angry:

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    The storm naming season runs from October 1st 2016 to end of September 2017

    Storms will be given names if they warrant an Amber or Red warning

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  • Location: Medway - 125m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Hot summers, snowy winters and thunderstorms!
  • Location: Medway - 125m ASL

    As far as I'm aware there hasn't been a storm or Hurricane Lauren, which is quite frankly, offensive.

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    If the GLOSEA is anything to go by, we'll be lucky to get as far as Ewan! Though, to have Holly around Christmas would be good timing.

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian
    On 9/19/2016 at 18:47, Weather-history said:

    What if the remains of a hurricane hits the UK? Such storms have always been named after the Hurricane: Charley, Debbie, Flossie.

     

     

    They keep their original name, so remnants of..., ex-Hurricane ... This did lead to some confusion last year

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian
    On 9/19/2016 at 18:48, Summer Sun said:

    The storm naming season runs from October 1st 2016 to end of September 2017

    Storms will be given names if they warrant an Amber or Red warning

     

    are they going to run all year, is it not just a autumn/winter (early spring) thing. We won't get new names again til 1st Oct 2017 if the scheme continues but  it should be seen as a half year season. Or are you envisaging some weather upsets, like HUrricane Alex perhaps

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington
    28 minutes ago, Jo Farrow said:

    are they going to run all year, is it not just a autumn/winter (early spring) thing. We won't get new names again til 1st Oct 2017 if the scheme continues but  it should be seen as a half year season. Or are you envisaging some weather upsets, like HUrricane Alex perhaps

     

    It looks like it will be all year yes

    "The next phase of the pilot project will run for a full year from 1 October 2016 and will be adapted to address some of the challenges we encountered in the first season. One of these is to include more than one weather type, specifically rain if its impact could lead to flooding as advised by the Environment Agency, SEPA and Natural Resources Wales flood warnings. So in future 'storm systems' would be named on the basis of impacts from wind but could also include the impacts of rain and snow."

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2016/nameourstorms2016

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