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Perhaps not really a Xena reference, or is it? A Philadelphia station has decided to name the winter storms, and guess what the X storm will be named! You guessed it, Xena!
NBC 10 -- the only television station in the Philadelphia market with a team of four full-time meteorologists -- is also the first station in the Delaware Valley to name winter storms. By naming snow storms - News 10 meteorologists and viewers will be able to track and compare storms with ease. Meteorologists Bill Henley, Kathy Orr, John Bolaris and Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz will decide when a winter storm merits a name. As with hurricanes, winter storms will also be rated on a scale from 1-5. Winter Storm Names Albert Juanita Santos Belinda Kevin Tiffany Charles Linda Ulysses Dana Maury Veronica Ernie Nancy William Faith Ozzie Xena Gary Penny Yanni Helen Quinn Zoe Isaac Ramona Winter Storm Scale 1 Minimal 2 Nuisance 3 Significant 4 Major 5 Crippling The decision to name and rate winter storms has already been used this winter. News 10 meteorologists were able to pinpoint and predict the severity of winter storms Albert and Belinda -- and give distinct predictions for different parts of the Delaware Valley. SOURCE WCAU-TV CONTACT: Kathleen Hassinger, 610-668-5775, or Pager, 610-501-7344, or Fax, 610-668-7059, or Jo Anne Wilder, 610-668-5793, or Pager, 215-930-3170, or Fax, 610-668-7037, both of WCAU-TV
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