Notices

Named storms

Old 09-24-2020, 09:10 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 41
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Default Named storms

It seems these days the NWS (or whoever names these storms) is naming every thunderstorm. Is this because the insurance companies pay out less for a named storm? Seems amiss to me.
Likes:
Old 09-24-2020, 09:15 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 275
Received 28 Likes on 19 Posts
Default

A storm is named when it reaches tropical storm level, which is above 39 mph sustained winds.
Old 09-25-2020, 08:21 AM
  #3  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: MS Gulf Coast
Posts: 275
Received 36 Likes on 26 Posts
Default

I agree with you.... seems to me they give a name to it every time two thunderstorms spin around each other. That said I don't think it's a conspiracy by insurance companies, I tend to more think it's just that technology has evolved to the point that they can.
Old 09-25-2020, 08:28 AM
  #4  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 6,541
Received 1,130 Likes on 621 Posts
Default

Naming storms gets the weather guys more face time and more budget. With Sats now we see storms that couple decades ago would just kill fish and get reported by ships but never named.

The irony is that our finding, seeing and watching of the storms has improved greatly. While the actual predictions of landfall and damage has not followed suit. My personal opinion is naming so many storms, and making such a big deal out of how many named storms there are at any given point dulls people opinion of the damage they can do.

Last edited by Jeepman; 09-25-2020 at 08:37 AM.
Old 09-25-2020, 02:51 PM
  #5  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Daphne, AL
Posts: 42
Received 10 Likes on 9 Posts
Default

They started naming winter storms up here in the Midwest a few years ago. That was the point where I quit watching the weather and started using apps...luckily I’ve “survived” my last one!
Likes:
Old 09-25-2020, 04:36 PM
  #6  
LKD
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Florida/Texas
Posts: 386
Received 132 Likes on 82 Posts
Default Reality Check

Originally Posted by Dixie Highway View Post
They started naming winter storms up here in the Midwest a few years ago. That was the point where I quit watching the weather and started using apps...luckily I’ve “survived” my last one!
Let's be clear on this: The National Weather Service has never named winter storms. Winter storm naming is a profit-enhancing idea of an IBM subsidiary named The Weather Channel.

Old 09-25-2020, 05:15 PM
  #7  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Daphne, AL
Posts: 42
Received 10 Likes on 9 Posts
Default

Yes suppose I should have been more clear on that point.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.