Minnesota just got zonked with a good old fashioned Winter Storm over the weekend, and while we didn't see the kind of snowfall that say the Twin Cities did it got me thinking about our tradition of naming Winter Storms. For years we have been giving names to the winter storms that affect the Mankato area, starting first with BBC Radio Hosts.
Since March of 2006 we have been blessed (or cursed) with the following Winter Storms:
Winter Storm Owen Bennett Jones
Winter Storm Robin Lustig
Winter Storm Judy Swallow
Winter Storm Julian Marshall
Winter Storm Claire Balderson
That is pretty much when we ran out of BBC Radio hosts and switched over to our favorite British comedians as a resource to name our Winter Storms. Tim and I would take turns naming them - see if you can guess who picked who!
Winter Storm Stephen Merchant
Winter Storm Rowan Atkinson
Winter Storm Steve Coogan
Winter Storm Carol Cleveland
Winter Storm Richard Briers
Winter Storm Peter Sellers
So what does this all mean, you ask?
It means that Shyboy Tim and I are back in the
Winter Storm naming business again!
The next Winter Storm that hits us will be named by Shyboy Tim - and he has been waiting a long time to name one! Fingers crossed, he won't have to wait another year to do so!