Good names for bad storms: Frankenstorm, Snowpocalypse and more
Sometimes we remember storms not only for the damage they caused -- blackouts, flooding, and even fatalities -- but also for their names. With a 24-hour news cycle and an ever expanding Twitterverse, the country's harshest storms increasingly take on an identities of their own. Names over the years have included "Snowmageddon" and "Snowpocalypse." As superstorm Sandy was taking shape, its monikers included "Sandy Frankenstorm."
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— Joseph Serna
Snowmageddon: Feb. 5-6, 2010( Alex Brandon / Associated Press )
President Obama referred to the massive snowfall in February 2010 as Snowmageddon. The steps of the Supreme Court in Washington are pictured. Between 1 and 3 feet of snow fell in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. Some reports called it the worst snowstorm in nearly a century.