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Hurricane Sandy (2012)

It's just snow. Leave Olympus out of it.

Two days ago I posted on Facebook and Twitter: “Neither storm ‘Jonas’ nor ‘white stuff’ has appeared in the paper on my watch.”

Several fellow journalists indicated their approval, but some readers thought that naming winter storms is a good idea, that it helps share information. And what about the naming of hurricanes, huh?

One respondent said that the National Weather Service has been naming winter storms for years, adding: “So John, when you disallow it in the name of ...what, personal standards?... I think it is an example of someone with a big red pencil not being well informed.” (This worthy, subsequently better informed,...

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