The National Weather Service in Seattle is holding a contest to name the wind storm that wrecked havoc on the region over the night of Dec. 14-15.
An announcement about the contest is on the agency’s web site.
Other big windstorms have fallen on a significant day or had something distinctive happen, making them easier to name. You have the Inauguration Day Wind Storm of 1993, the Turkey Day Storm of 1983, or the Hood Canal Wind Storm of 1979.
The announcement goes on to say:
So, what do we call this big blow? We would like to tap the creative minds of our community to help us ‘name this wind storm’ . We have created an email address for you to submit your ‘name the wind storm’ nominations through Jan 4, 2007.
We are not permitted to offer a big prize, but we will announce the winner shortly after the Jan 4th entry deadline via our web site at weather.gov/seattle. The winner will be able to say, “I named that storm!”