So, the past few days another in the latest line of snow storms passed over these contiguous 48 states, and as I check in on The Weather Channel occasionally, I see they’ve continued their silly practice of naming these winter storms. (The NOAA does not smile on this). Indeed, there’s been so many winter storms this season that their list was up to the ‘V’s.
Anyway, as silly as it is that Weather Channel names these storms, I’m sure Trek fans nationwide smiled as this one was named ‘Winter Storm VULCAN’.
As the storm diminished yesterday, meteorologist Kelly Cass and storm specialist Carl Parker chatted about the storm, and as they threw it over to their man Mark Eliot to explain the forecast. Mark threw out the Vulcan Peace Sign saying (approximately) “You can give it the Vulcan wave goodbye!”
The next storm they’ll name will begin with W. You think it might be “William” after Bill Shatner? 😉 Here’s some screen caps I caught. Note the little sidebars about “The Wrath of Vulcan”, The End of Vulcan”, and “Vulcan Packs the Powder” — there’s a JJ Abrams sequel somewhere in those titles!
Kind of odd they named it Vulcan, since Vulcans aren’t fond of cold! It would be a great name for a summer heatwave though!