[Ads-l] I want to coin "blizzicane"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jan 27 17:26:19 UTC 2015


At 1/27/2015 12:12 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

>Unless you did it before about 3 pm yesterday, I beat you to it.

1)  Had the necessary conditions been met that early?  Perhaps 
southwest of Cape Cod?

2)   I require your documentation, in print!  :-)

3)   I claim independent invention.

Joel


>You are, however, free to use "snowicane."
>
>JL
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>On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:06 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
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> > Subject:      I want to coin "blizzicane"
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> > "Blizzicane" -- "A storm that qualifies both as a blizzard and as a=
> >  hurricane."
> >
> > The Northeast blizzicane of 2015 will probably qualify.
> >
> > As a blizzard according to the three criteria of=20
> > the U.S. National Weather Service -- "a snow=20
> > storm [that] must have sustained winds or=20
> > frequent gusts that are greater than or equal to=20
> > 56 km/h (35 mph) with blowing or drifting snow=20
> > which reduces visibility to 400 m or 0.25 mi or=20
> > less and must last for a prolonged period of=20
> > time=97typically three hours or more" [Wikipedia, "Blizzard"].
> >
> > As a hurricane according to the Beaufort scale,=20
> > level 12+ -- a North Atlantic "Category 1=20
> > hurricane", with winds above 70 mph at several=20
> > places on Cape Cod and probably also Nantucket.
> >
> > Joel
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