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First responders were on high alert. The Department of Transportation advised commuters to leave work early. Afterschool activities were cancelled. Yesterday, Seattle braced for a repeat of the paralyzing snow that hit in November. City leaders were determined not to repeat the mistakes that snarled the city back then.

And they didn't. Because it barely snowed.

OK, an inch or two fluttered down last night. But the promised snowpocalypse never happened. And I, for one, feel gypped. Sure, it's always better to be overprepared than underprepared. But the teevee got me all primed for some real weather action (and a snowcation from work), not just a slushy walk to the bus stop this morning.

Since the major precipitation storms of the past couple of years have spawned all kinds of cute names - I'm partial to "Snowtorious B.I.G." and "SnowMG"- it's time to come up with some names for the wanna-freeze, the also-rains, the major weather events that turn out to be minor. Here are ours:

  • Snowverreaction
  • Letdownpour
  • Flood Libel
  • Snowverrated
  • Sound & Flurry
  • Yawnslaught
  • Blahzzard
  • Snow Big Deal
  • Parasnowia
  • Snowbored
  • Deluges of Grandeur
  • Snowverblown
  • Drizzlegeddon

Post your ideas in the discussion below!

Photos by Flickr member Gatzby. Used by permission.

 

lipophilia


quality posts: 11 Private Messages lipophilia

Crystal-meh

Dikaios


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Dikaios

You know those PEMCO "we understand how quirky Seattle people are" ads?

I really wanted to get a picture of the "First Snowflake Freakout Lady" ad on one of the buses with chains on all day yesterday.

homechicken


quality posts: 0 Private Messages homechicken

Snow what

LinoJenkins


quality posts: 0 Private Messages LinoJenkins

Oh the weather outside is fri-Oh well that's not so bad

SkekTek


quality posts: 17 Private Messages SkekTek

Premature precipitation.

Happens to everyone some of the time.

rafebrox


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I HAVE HAD IT WITH THESE MOTHERF*CKING FLAKES AND THIS MOTHERF*CKING RAIN.

For those truly underwhelming events, "Fear Flurries."

darlingt


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My boss came up with "OhSnowItDidn't!"

My personal favorite is "Snowpe".

PemberDucky


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What a letdown. It's the Great Flake Out of 2011. Blame it on mass snowchosis.


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iamjustinhines


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Frozen Sirius GPP

SequimRealEstate


quality posts: 0 Private Messages SequimRealEstate

Cup of slush with flakes.

EFortune


quality posts: 2 Private Messages EFortune

Typical Seattle reaction to the possibility of snow? I don't get it - it's not like a few more flakes will make much of a difference in this town.

jeffrjohn


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Ain't Snow Party like a Seattle Snow Party, cause a Seattle Snow Party don't start.

doctorclark


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How about just, "blustery"? It alternately describes the weather OR the weatherman, depending on the outcome.

Or, "wimpestuous."

Or, for the optimists in the face of doomsday scenarios: "winclement"

What's it going to be then, eh?

mjvaughn


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Snowbody Knows the Snow I Haven't Seen...

Bazinga!

vinithehat


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So, you think up all the good and obvious ones, then ask us to come up with more stuff? You guys suck.

wootified


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Sno-pocalypse

P.S. I've stopped keeping this up to date
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Jason Toon


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Looks like Seattle minds think alike. This Emerald City tweeter and her pals came up with a few of the same names we did, which we didn't know about until a minute ago:

http://twitter.com/SEASunDodger/status/24991639428661248

http://twitter.com/SEASunDodger/status/24993024379457536

http://twitter.com/SEASunDodger/status/25015373162094592

philipdivuolo


quality posts: 0 Private Messages philipdivuolo

No-pocalypse

acdawg


quality posts: 28 Private Messages acdawg

Snowhere...
Snowless in Seattle...

Wanago


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Seattle?

Seattlelattefoaming

johna9999


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Snow-deluge-ion/snodelusion

timmgleason


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Screwed up weather in Seattle?

We call that 'Perfectly Normal'

People didn't know how to drive before it snowed either.

bsmith1


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You guys got snowned!
Some serious snownage!

(you know, like pwned and pwnage...meh, I tried...)

unixrab


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We make fun of our out-of-control weather hype here in our metro by identifying which forecasters are having a.... Snowgasm

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2031578


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SnOMG!

cjkyle


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Golf-ball-sized hailacious disappointment, me thinks.
Sleets the end of the world as we know it AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH but somehow i feel fine.

d12d


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Snowmaggedon

Teripie


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Teripie

The weather is gone like Kurt Snowbain.

“Anything is a great deal at some price,” Some Rutledge Guy.

mimcgill1313


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One Large Virgin Slushy Please

jbwhite99


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and who called for all of this? The weather man, who is currently having a "snowgasm" - a chance to be the lead segment on the news, and get a couple of extra minutes in the weather segment.

OK Woot, step it up - I've only bought 2 things in the last 13 months

SkekTek


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Two I just came up with:

Snow big deal...

Ain't snow thang...

quatto


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Premature Ejaclaniña

tizbee


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SnowBlivious!

outfect


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SnowCation

garryu


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No-mageddon 2011
Flurry-out conditions
Slushzard
Slushmageddon
The Minor Inconvenience of 2011
Seattle's Best Slushee

I really like @PemberDucky 's FlakeOut & Snowchosis

superspryte


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Flakeout? Like fakeout?

w: 7 | t.w: 1 | h.w: 1 | tg.w: 0 | sp.w: 0 | a.w: 0 | k.w: 0 | s.w: 15 | w.w: 15 | so.w: 2

superspryte


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superspryte wrote:Flakeout? Like fakeout?



Awww, Pember beat me to it.

w: 7 | t.w: 1 | h.w: 1 | tg.w: 0 | sp.w: 0 | a.w: 0 | k.w: 0 | s.w: 15 | w.w: 15 | so.w: 2

Truelyscrumptious


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Anticlimatic

{{I'm giggling in Florida}}

DennisG2010


quality posts: 19 Private Messages DennisG2010

Great photos!

Wish I could come up with a good name, but you guys pretty much nailed it.

Flood Libel made me chuckle - very topical.