Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Weather Channel Releases their 2014-15 Winter Storm Names

The Weather Channel is naming Winter Storms again this year for a third time. Following the harsh winter of 2013-14 with polar vortex, the South shutting down, Atlanta looking like a scene from The Walking Dead, California in a drought, and people are going nonstop over the Disney movie 'Frozen'. Here's the list for the 2014-2015 Winter Names for the season.

The names are in alphabetical order from A-Z with the names: Astro, Bozeman, Cato, Damon, Eris, Frona, Gorgon, Hektor, Iola, Juno, Kari, Linus, Marcus, Neptune, Ocatvia, Pandora, Quantum, Remus, Sparta, Thor, Ultima, Venus, Xander, Yuli, and Zelus. However, the 'W' on the list is missing. That's why this year, The Weather Channel are asking viewers to vote on what the 'W' name will be? So far the names start with the letter W are: Wolf, Walda, Warren, Willie, and Woden. The 'W' name will be released on November.

2014-15 Names Pronunciation and Meaning (Source: The Weather Channel)

  • Astro (as-tro) – In Greek, it means star.
  • Bozeman – In honor of the Miss Shupe’s Bozeman High School Latin class, which provided the 2013-2014 list of winter storm names.
  • Cato (cay-to) – The name of a Roman statesman and his great-grandson, who were both known for integrity.
  • Damon (day-mon) – From Greek mythology; known for his loyalty.
  • Eris (air-is) – From Greek mythology; the goddess of discord.
  • Frona (froh-na) – Greek, short for Sofronia; related to the word for wise.
  • Gorgon (gore-gon) – From Greek mythology, one of three monsters; serpentine humanoids.
  • Hektor (hek-tor) – From Greek mythology, the Trojan champion who was killed by Achilles.
  • Iola (eye-oh-la) – From Greek mythology, a variant spelling of IolĂ«, a beautiful woman who Hercules wanted to marry, but could not.
  • Juno (joo-no) – From Roman mythology, a goddess who looked after the women of Rome.
  • Kari (care-ey) – A Finnish name derived from the Greek name Makarios from old-Greek meaning blessed or happy.
  • Linus (ly-nus) – From Greek Mythology, a son of Apollo known as a great musician.
  • Marcus (mar-cuss) – An Ancient Roman name referring to Mars, the god of war.
  • Neptune (nep-toon) – From Roman mythology, the god of the sea.
  • Octavia (ok-tay-vee-a) – The sister of the first Roman Emperor, Augustus, who was also known as Octavian.
  • Pandora (pan-door-a) – From Greek mythology, the first human woman created by the gods.
  • Quantum (kwan-tom) – From the Latin word quantus, meaning how much.
  • Remus (ree-mus) – From Roman mythology, one of the founding brothers of Rome, along with Romulus.
  • Sparta (spar-ta) – Prominent Greek city that was the principal enemy of Athens during the Peloponnesian War.
  • Thor (thor) – From Scandinavian mythology, god of thunder and rain.
  • Ultima (uhl-tee-ma) – From Latin, feminine version of ultimus meaning last, furthest, final.
  • Venus – From Roman mythology, the goddess of love.
  • W ??? – Help us choose! Take the poll on this page.
  • Xander (zan-der) – Dutch form of Latin name, Alexandrus.
  • Yuli (you-lee) – Basque for the Latin name, Julius.
  • Zelus (zell-us) – From Greek mythology, personifies dedication, envy, jealousy, and zeal.