Snowquester: Mar. 5, 2013
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Good names for bad storms: Frankenstorm, Snowpocalypse and more

Snowquester: Mar. 5, 2013
Deborah Dopp and her dog “Skippy” shoveled out of the snow in southwest Minneapolis. (Elizabeth Flores, The Star Tribune / Associated Press)
Snowmageddon: Feb. 5-6, 2010
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. (Alex Brandon / Associated Press)
Snowpocalypse: Feb. 9-11, 2010
Just three days after Snowmageddon came a storm that hit the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic and New England, blasting them with hurricane-force winds. About 10 to 20 inches accompanied this storm, which swept areas already buried from Snowmageddon. Above, Navid Vardi clears a walkway to his men’s clothing store in the Georgetown shopping district of Washington. (Cliff Owen / Associated Press)
Snowtorious B.I.G.: February 2010
Pedestrians walk along Wisconsin Avenue in Washington. Together, two major storms of February 2010 were dubbed by some media as “Snowtorious B.I.G.” (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)
#SnOMG: Thanksgiving week 2010
Tristan Long and Hayden Symbol with the City of Spokane Water Department remove snow from the Monroe Street Bridge in Spokane, Wash. Heavy snows, high winds, tornadoes and flooding were seen across the U.S. during Thanksgiving week 2010, disrupting travel and holiday plans.  (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman Review)
Boxing Day Blizzard: Dec. 26-27, 2010
Crews work to clear runways at Philadelphia International Airport. The December 2010 blizzard brought 12 to 32 inches of snow from northern Florida to Maine. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)
Snowzilla: Feb. 2, 2011
A winter blizzard of historic proportions wobbled an otherwise snow-tough Chicago, stranding hundreds of drivers. The storm, called the third-worst snowstorm on record for the area, dumped 20 inches of snow on Chicago. (Kiichiro Sato / Associated Press)
Snowtober: Oct. 29, 2011
More than 3 million people, from Virginia to Maine, lost power in an October snowstorm that brought a rare “white Halloween” to some spots back East. Winter storm warnings were in effect from Pennsylvania to eastern Maine and brought heavy snow and high winds. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Snowicane: Nov. 8-9, 2011
A massive storm battered Alaska’s western coast with winds topping 80 mph and towering sea surges.
More: Brutal winds, white-out blizzard in Alaska (Peggy Fagerstrom / Associated Press)
Frankenstorm: October 2012
A satellite image shows Hurricane Sandy as it hovers over the Caribbean early Thursday before heading northeast. Forecasters were predicting a possible triple whammy -- three systems combining into a mega-storm, or “Frankenstorm.”  (NOAA / NASA )