The 'Caesar' Blizzard: Coming To A Town Near You This Winter

10.02.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Finally, blizzards have earned naming rights. Several decades after hurricanes got names, some blizzards in the U.S. this winter will get names, too. For the first time in North America, a national organization will proactively name winter storms. The Weather Channel will assign the names in a Green/Roman theme: the first three are Athena, Brutus, and Caesar. They say the most powerful storms are usually given a name by the media anyway, like Snowmaggedon and Snow-tober. The Buffalo office of the National Weather Service has been naming winter storms for several years, but only after the fact. These storms can be named up to 3 days before they hit.