I don't mind it being cold at Christmas - in fact I'd welcome some snow. But it's not cold here ... it's just awful. Wet and windy and there's another bad storm on its way in a couple more days apparently.
I heard a bird cry, sharp and free. My name is Jordan.
Y'know...I've heard a rumor that the international weather service that does the naming is considering terminating the practice entirely. The reason: Too many listening to the warnings tend to underestimate the threat posed by...get this...female-named storms. Pending storms with female names assigned are dismissed much more easily by those in the path, than are male-named storms.
So....Just alpha? Or, just numeric? Or, alphanumeric? Dated, from some specific point in storm development?
Personally, I like the names. I don't know how many remember that it was not that long ago that ALL storms were assigned nothing but female names....ah, well; sailor vee.
ETA: I just read several entries on 'storm naming conventions' and it seems it's a nightmare. What I have been familiar with, the conventions for naming the North Atlantic cyclonic storms, is only a small portion of a much wider world of issues.