Good names for bad storms: Frankenstorm, Snowpocalypse and more
Sometimes we remember storms not only for the damage they caused -- blackouts, flooding, and even fatalities -- but also for their names. With a 24-hour news cycle and an ever expanding Twitterverse, the country's harshest storms increasingly take on an identities of their own. Names over the years have included "Snowmageddon" and "Snowpocalypse." As superstorm Sandy was taking shape, its monikers included "Sandy Frankenstorm."
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— Joseph Serna
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Snowtober: Oct. 29, 2011
More than 3 million people, from Virginia to Maine, lost power in an October snowstorm that brought a rare "white Halloween" to some spots back East. Winter storm warnings were in effect from Pennsylvania to eastern Maine and brought heavy snow and high winds.