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National Weather Service: Just say no to Athena

The Weather Channel has named today’s developing Nor’easter “Athena.” But the National Weather Service will not recognize this name.

In an official statement, the NWS Eastern Region headquarters has rejected the Weather Channel’s new winter storm naming scheme asking employees not to use the these names in forecasts and statements.

(National Weather Service)

Bold move on the part of a government agency.

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Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.


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