Started off like it was going to be something

For about four hours there were blizzard conditions, but then the whole thing died out. It leaves us wondering whether this storm was worth naming or not.

22 Comments

De man

about 10 years ago

Well, it's called Winter Storm Orko, but I think that sounds kinda dumb.

Claire

about 10 years ago

I like Nemo as a name for a storm so much better.

DaVe

about 10 years ago

When did they start naming blizzards, for Christ's sake?

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

Orko might be fine for the name used nationwide. At PDD, we like to have a localized name for storms, like the Leap Day 2012 Snowmageddon.

Nick L

about 10 years ago

I liked the naming of blizzards until I learned we're facing the wrath of Orko.  Orko?  The Weather Channel names storms as badly as Frank Zappa named kids.

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

Considering how the video above concludes, perhaps we should call it Winter Storm Dorko. (Well, I had to say it before someone else did.)

wildgoose

about 10 years ago

I just want to agree with Paul.  I'm of two minds on the topic of naming blizzards, which is very Duluthy so I know I'm probably in good company here.  

Having a Weather Channel type name for a storm is jingoistic (if that's a word). Try "For Pete's sake it's just a blizzard" as many of our grandpas would've said.  But, having a very organic, locally relevant name/hashtag is great.  "Leap Day 2012" is a perfect example. "Halloween blizzard" is the gold standard, anyone hears that and they know exactly what you mean.  Winter Storm Dorko is a nice try, but I'm not feeling it.

wildgoose

about 10 years ago

While I'm here, I just want to say that my favorite PDD post of all time might be the Zombie Snowpacalypse one including maps and diagrams from a few years back.  This is not the first time that I have brought this up.  I would pay money to have a local weather man or woman actually give this forecast some time.  

vicarious

about 10 years ago

Yes, The This Is Not A Blizzard Blizzard.

Starfire

about 10 years ago

I am going to call it Paul.

emmadogs

about 10 years ago

I will call this the 'haven't seen this since Christmas Eve 2009 blizzard'.  The snow is layering on our trees like thick white icing, and I don't think we have had this since the Christmas storm 3 years back.  Is that right?  Or is my memory faultyn(again).

Claire

about 10 years ago

I'm beginning to feel like Typhoid Mary. I go to NYC. The next day, a blizzard of epic proportions. I return to Minneapolis. Ditto. Back in Duluth. Double Ditto. Well, happy Chinese new year, everyone.

Fluff

about 10 years ago

Call it Willard.

The Big E

about 10 years ago

Naming storms is dumb.

Ramos

about 10 years ago

The Light Dusting Blizzard.

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

Considering the latest post on PDD, maybe we should call it the Thom Storm.

Bret

about 10 years ago

I've Seen Worse "Blizzard" of 2013.

emmadogs

about 10 years ago

Beautiful "Blizzard" of 2013.  The drive to work was so pretty.  The snow is sparkling and sugar-like, thick on the branches (hope no one lost power though).  The lake is beautiful this morning too.

brian

about 10 years ago

With school cancelled today, around our house we're calling it the "Second-Chance-for-toothpick-bridge-science-project-due-this-week- procrastinators" Blizzard.

Catchy, huh?

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago



One thing's for sure; the surfers enjoyed the storm.

Herzog

about 10 years ago

Hammer of the Gods should've been the storm name!  I want to have spiritual knowledge of Lake Superior too.   Nice these guys didn't struggle with the soundtrack. Rolled a J on the back of III and let 'er rip. 

Someone would paddle my carburetor out to me on their board.

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