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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Name the Washington, D.C. derecho of June 29


A tree sitting atop a vehicle offers free firewood in Falls Church, Va., Monday, July, 2, 2012, as cleanup continued after Friday's storm. (Matthew Barakat - AP)
Many people love naming weather events, a handful of people find it cheesy. We have a legacy of naming weather events here at the Capital Weather Gang, including Snowmaggedon (February 4-5, 2010) Commutageddon (January 26, 2011) and Sweat Ceiling 2011 (July, 2011). Out of respect for those who dislike this tradition, we only name storms which are historic and have massive impacts across the Washington, D.C. metro region.

Link: Derecho: Behind Washington, D.C.’s destructive thunderstorm outbreak, June 29, 2012

Friday night’s derecho certainly meet those criteria.

So we now ask for your suggested names for this storm...

We welcome your suggestions, but please no names ending in “geddon” or “pocalypse”. They are more than worn out - so let’s consider them retired.

The suggestions that seem to resonate most here and on Twitter and Facebook will be put up for a vote later today.

In the comment area below, if you see a suggestion you particularly like, please “recommend” it. That will help us determine if it makes the ballot later...

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