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
Snowicane: Nov. 8-9, 2011( Peggy Fagerstrom / Associated Press )
A massive storm battered Alaska's western coast with winds topping 80 mph and towering sea surges.
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