The Weather Channel has released a new list of storm names for the 2014-2015 winter season. The purpose of storm names are to increase awareness and enhance communication of disruptive, impactful winter storms. While every winter storm seems worthy of a name, there are certain criteria the Weather Channel sets in places to choose:
It is forecast to produce conditions that meet the National Weather Service winter-weather warning threshold(s) over a main population center or multiple states, beginning generally within 48 hours.
It is forecast to produce winter weather conditions that would be historic, especially unusual, or memorable, beginning generally within 48 hours.
Naming storms is an intelligent method to keep us al...