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If you live in the northeastern part of the US, you might have gotten an emergency weather alert on your phone yesterday, warning you of an impending snowpocalypse that was set to ravage the land, but also adorably named Nemo. As the storm approaches, looking out your window today should have yielded a nice shot of an erratic landscape of snow or rain. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have some pictures of the storm hitting the North American landmass, showcasing the storm in its impressive, freezing glory.
Weather.com, which took it upon themselves to begin naming winter storms in the same vein of naming hurricanes, named this storm Nemo not after the Disney fish, but after the Greek boy name that means “from the valley,” or “nobody” in Latin. For those of you who may experience the eight to 16 inches of snow that Nemo is predicted to unleash upon certain parts of the northeastern US, you probably don’t consider the storm a nobody. Other parts of the northeastern US are expected to get around one to two feet of snow, coupled with winds strong enough to be considered hurricane force (albeit the very minimum of what would register as hurricane-force winds).
If you’re legitimately worried about Nemo, just remember to stay inside where it is warm, and perhaps don’t spend all of your time on Twitter or blogs that have scary headlines about snow dooming us all. Perhaps you also shouldn’t watch a certain weather-based Dennis Quaid vehicle either.