Finding Nemo: Giving Ratchet Names To 10 Of The Worst Blizzards Of All Time (LIST)

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    Brace yourselves, East Coast: You are about to get hit with a whole sh*tstorm of snow this weekend.

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    Snowstorm Nemo is expected to land in New York City (the home of GlobalGrind) at around 7 p.m. tomorrow evening. By the time the snow stops falling in the city, at around 5 a.m. Saturday morning, expect anywhere from 10 to 14 inches of the white stuff to be on the ground.

    One of the more interesting aspects of the storm is the name. Nemo. Honestly, when you think about the name Nemo, you don’t think of a powerful snowstorm. You think of little cute animated fishies.

    So what’s the deal with the name? Where’d it come from? Is the naming system like the one we use with Hurricanes? It is, in fact, not.

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    As it turns out, in October, The Weather Channel gave themselves the authority to start naming snowstorms.

    Before that, snowstorms didn’t get cool names that hurricanes got (like Wilma, and Ike). Instead, snowstorms were called “The Great Storm…” or something nondescript like that.

    So we decided to go back, find some of the worst storms in United States history, and give it a classic ratchet name. 

    Scroll down and take a look as we rewrite history. 

    The Great Snow of 1717 

    When: February and early March of 1717 

    GlobalGrind’s Ratchet Name: Snowstorm Svetlana 

    The Great Blizzard of 1888

    When: March 11-14 1888

    GlobalGrind’s Ratchet Name: Snowstorm Abernethy

    Schoolhouse Blizzard

    When: January 12-13 1888

    GlobalGrind’s Ratchet Name: Snowstorm Marquise

    The Great Lakes Storm of 1913

    When: Nov 7 – 10, 1913

    GlobalGrind’s Ratchet Name: Snowstorm Cherri 

    Chicago Blizzard of 1967

    When: January 26, 1967

    GlobalGrind’s Ratchet Name: Snowstorm Damala

    Blizzard of 1977

    When: January 28 to February 1, 1977

    GlobalGrind’s Ratchet Name: Snowstorm Jahary 

    Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978

    When: February 5-6 1978

    GlobalGrind’s Ratchet Name: Snowstorm Malaysia

    The Storm of the Century 1993

    When: March 12-15, 1993

    GlobalGrind’s Ratchet Name: Snowstorm Humberto

    North American blizzard of 2006

    When: February 12-13, 2006

    GlobalGrind’s Ratchet Name: Snowstorm Leroy 


    December 2010 North American blizzard

    When: December 22-29, 2010

    GlobalGrind’s Ratchet Name: Snowstorm Precious 

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