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6/22/2006

Weatherman Struggles to Find Catchy Name for Storm

(Toledo, OH) Powerful storms raced across Northwest Ohio last night, toppling trees and power lines, flooding streets, but leaving local weatherman Robert Shiels at a loss to describe the event with a pithy name.

"All the big storms have great names, like 'The Blizzard of 1978' or 'The Palm Sunday Tornado of 1965,' but this one is stumping me," admitted Shiels. "I mean, just say the words 'Hurricane Katrina' and everyone knows what you're talking about. We need that here."

In the Toledo area 5 inches of rain fell in five hours, while firefighters used rubber boats to rescue motorists stuck in the high water.

"We were thinking of 'The 2006 Thunderstorm with Lots of Heavy Rain and Lightning Bolts,' but that seemed a bit clunky," said the WTOL meteorologist. "And 'Really, Really Wicked Summer Storm of 2006' doesn't quite seem to capture the intensity of last night's weather."


Wind gusts reaching up to 60 mph roared through the area, and golf ball-size hail pelted cars and houses. Shiels said that, until the storm gets its own catchy name, residents will be deprived of the "cathartic nomenclature" needed before they can move on.

"Let's face it - telling your friends your tree got ripped up in 'The Major Storm 0f June 2006 that Didn't Quite Kill Anybody' is not as therapeutic as, say, 'Hellstorm Hugo,'" he said. "There are a lot of people counting on us getting this one right."

Comments:
Oh yeah, they made a big deal out of this storm allright.
 
Hows about the Great Karty Kalamity of 2006? It swept into Toledo like a hot popcorn fart, dumped a lot crap on the area and left Toledo completely farked up. Huh? Honest, no similarities to our wonderful(snicker) mayor! Speak up sonny I can't hear you because I'm deaf and all those damn airplanes flying overhead (Damn that joke never gets old)
 
Great Karty Kalamity of 2006

Damn. The description fits.
 
But, on second thought, Carty IS the calamity of 2006.

This Summer storm was a minor (and momentary) distraction (from Carty).
 
I remember The Blizzard of 1978 very well. I walked from The eastside to The northend it took me 2 hours But I made it.
 
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