WFSB/Weather Channel To Tussle Over Storm Names

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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.

See, WFSB has been tagging storms with its own alphabetical  chain of names for decades and it not going to let the weather tv  giant rain on its tradition.

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!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “WFSB/Weather Channel To Tussle Over Storm Names

  1. Pun sgeri

    Rediculous.. Everyone knows wfsb is home to a singing weatherman and one who likes to show his muscles on air .. Forecasting is the LAST thing they do…correctly anyways

  2. Rob Becker

    Eh..big deal, the whole thing is so silly. Love when they give a winter storm a dumb name that no one remembers and it ends up giving us a whopping 3 inches. Anyway, Channel 61 is the only name I need for weather, they have Geoff Fox now plus Furey.

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