Weather Channel be damned.
WFSB is apparently thumbing its nose and its Doppler at the recent announcement that the Weather Channel is now going to start naming winter storms.
This from the WFSB brass:
“Until a recent announcement by the Weather Channel, WFSB-TV was the only station in the nation that we are aware of that named winter storms. The tradition of naming storms began in 1971 with a 6 inch Thanksgiving snowstorm named Arthur. Channel 3 will continue naming Connecticut’s winter storms. On the occasion that the Weather Channel names a winter storm that impacts Connecticut we will use the same name that the weather channel is using. When a significant winter storm impacts Connecticut and is not named by the Weather Channel, the Early Warning Weather team at Channel 3 will name the winter storm. Our forecast must call for at least 6 inches of snow and/or ½ inch of ice over most of the state.
“As useful and fun as naming storms is, our top priority is providing viewers with an accurate forecast and keeping the people of Connecticut safe” said WFSB-TV Vice President /General Manager Klarn DePalma. “From our Doppler radar to our iCams and neighborhood school closing network Channel 3 is the only name you need to remember when it comes to winter weather.” ”
Can’t wait for the confusion!