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…