UPDATE, 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 9: After more than 3,000 votes, the winning name for the June 29, 2012 derecho is “Swelter in Place” - earning 29 percent of the votes.
“Derechosaurus Wrecks” came in second with 24 percent of the votes.
As “Swelter in Place” doesn’t really describe the storm, perhaps it makes most sense to crown ”Derechosaurus Wrecks” as the winning storm name and give “Swelter in Place”the title for the aftermath.
Here are the runner-ups and the percent of the votes earned:
June 2012 derecho: 10 percent
Derechonator: 7 percent
Dereecho Loco, Mucho Derecho, De-Wrecko, Junnihilation; DerechOMG: 6 percent (each)
Derechonundrum: 1 percent
From July 3, 10:48 a.m.: Thank you for dozens of suggestions for storm names for the derecho that raked the Washington, D.C. area on June 29. Lots of creative ideas. We’ve narrowed down the most popular recommendations from the blog, Twitter and Facebook, so you can vote for your favorite. We will announce the winner
[The poll for voting for best storm name - which had been here - has been closed]
Keep reading for honorable mentions for storm name suggestions...
Here are a number of great suggestions which almost made it onto the ballot:
Derecho of Doom
Swelter and Shelter
Derecho en Fuego
DCwrecko or DCrecko
DETREESGO (DERECHO +DERAINFLO + DEWINDBLO= DETREESGO )
Derecho de Pepco
Derecho Me Maybe
Cool Ranch Derecho
The Wall of Derecho
“The Fast and Furious Storm of 2012”