Winter Storm Name List

Whadda ya call that one?

Any Winter System which achieves "Winter Storm", "Blizzard", "Ice Storm", or any "major" category will receive a name from this list. As these storms occur, their severity and dates will be noted on this list. These 105 names are used in order regardless of changes in years, etc. A particularly severe Winter Storm, Ice Storm, or Blizzard which is extremely damaging, deadly, or historic may have its name retired, or replaced on the list, for identity and sensitivity reasons. Names on the active name list will be red if they have been used since the last rotation ended.


2011-2012 Winter Storm Season 8/29/11 - 4/24/12 (ENDED) 11 Systems, 9 Named Storms 0 Ice Storms, 3 Blizzards
Winter Storm ALLISON (October 29-30, 2011 - Lv.5) Winter Storm BILL (November 1-2, 2011 - Lv.2) Winter Disturbance THREE-1112 (Lv.0)     Blizzard CARLI (December 19-21, 2011 - Lv.4) Winter Storm DILLON (January 13-14, 2012 - Lv.2) Winter Disturbance FIVE-1112 (Lv.0) Winter Storm ERIN (January 20-21, 2012 - Lv.3)     Blizzard FATHI (February 2-4, 2012 - Lv.4) Winter Storm GRACE (February 9-10, 2012 - Lv.1) Winter Storm HARVEY     Blizzard ISABELLA (April 23-24, 2012 - Lv.4)
2012-2013 Winter Storm Season 12/19/12 - 3/15/13 (ENDED) 5 Systems, 2 Named Storms 0 Ice Storms, 2 Blizzards
    Blizzard JONAH (December 19-22, 2012 - Lv.5)     Blizzard KELLYN (December 25-27, 2012 - Lv.4) Winter Disturbance THREE-1213 (December 28-30, 2012 - Lv.0) Winter Disturbance FOUR-1213 (December 31, 2012-January 1, 2013 - Lv.0) Winter Disturbance FIVE-1213 (January 25-26, 2013 - Lv.0)
2013-2014 Winter Storm Season 11/19/13 - ACTIVE 2 Systems, 2 Named Storms 0 Ice Storms, 0 Blizzards
Winter Storm LARS (November 26-27, 2013 - Lv.2) MACKENNA (FORECAST December 5-7, 2013 - Lv.3) ACTIVE STORM NICK OLIVIA PAUL RACHEL SUNNY TARA VINCE WENDY
ALEX
BRITNEY
COLLIN
DORIA
ED
FIONA
GONZO
HANNAH
ISAAC
JESSIE
KYLE
LEAH
MARK
NOELLE
ORBY
PAM
RON
SAVANNAH
TYREL
VICTORIA
WALT
ABBEY
BOB
CASSIE
DALTON
EMMY
FLAVIO
GABBY
HENRY
IRENE
JOHNNY
KYLIE
LARRY
MOLLY
NORBERT
OLIVER
PATRICK
RILEY
SEAN
TAMMY
VAN
WANDA
ALAN
BRIANNA
CARTER
DARBY
EDMUND
FAY
GUNNER
HELEN
IAN
JILLY
KARL
LEAH
MATT
NICOLE
OMAR
PALOMA
RICH
SARAH
TYLER
VICKY
WILL
ALYSSA
BART
CARLY
DEX
EMILY
FREDDIE
GABRIELLE
HARRISON
INGRID
JORIAN
KAITLIN
LANCE
MORGAN
NANCY
OLGA
PAT
RITA
SAM
TAMERA
VICTOR
WILLOW

Retired Names

These names may remain on the list above, however, once the position on the list nears, it will be replaced with another name of the same beginning
letter and gender.

Winter Storm ALLISON (October 29-30, 2011 - Lv.5)
This storm, colloquially referred to by some as the "Snowtober storm" or simply "Snowtober", caused devastating damage to new england in the
days preceding Halloween 2012. The Lv.5 Storm produced 5 to 17 inches of snow and winds of gale-force, qualifying as a Lv.5 winter storm. The
storm's presence in nearly 40 degree temperatures ensured that the snow was enough to bring down tree limbs and powerlines and paralyze the region
into much of the remainder of the week. The storm was initially classified as a Lv.3 storm on formation, with snow expected to be up to 11 inches in
non-mountainous areas and advisory-force winds. Partway through, it was reclassified as a Lv.4 storm due to the appearance of gale-force winds over
land. In post-season analysis, reports of 16 to 18 inches at the ground in non-mountainous areas were found to be viable and the storm was reclassified
as a low-end Lv.5 Winter Storm. Despite gale-force winds, no evidence has shown that Allison ever lowered visibilities below 1/4 mile. As such, the storm
will not be reclassified as a Blizzard. Final analysis indicates that the Winter Storm Warning issued in the area verified, and each forecast storm parameter
was exceeded by one block on the JLWSS.