Viral weather terms we love but hate (POLL)

NASA visualization of polar vortex (NASA) NASA visualization of polar vortex (NASA)

Around every extreme weather event these days, invariably a term or name emerges for referring to it through social and broadcast media.

Some of these descriptions are completely arbitrary, some have legitimate meteorological pedigree, some are scientifically dubious, and/or others might have a linkage to current events or a community. Depending on your personality and background, you may find these names fun or – alternatively – irritating.

With the “polar vortex” fresh in our minds, consider this list of recent weather names/terms that perhaps you’ve heard mentioned at least one too many times. Vote for the one you’re completely over by now.

Did we miss any? Let us know…

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Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
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