Ari! WFSB Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest has announced the name of the Nor’easter that slammed Connecticut, is Ari.
Naming winter storms is a longtime tradition here at WFSB (and WTIC before), that began decades ago with the Travelers Weather Service at the old Broadcast House in downtown Hartford. Over the years past meterologists Charlie Bagley, Hilton Kaderli, Joe Furey and others reported through storms Larry, Ginger and the list goes on. Our present day team of Bruce, Scot Haney, Mark Dixon, Mike Cameron and Melissa Cole will get you through the storms of this winter.
yours truly reporting in one of the many winter storms of 1992-93
Our team of meteorologists comes up with the names. So, is this storm named for Ari Gold, the frenetic, coniving, f-bomb dropping agent from Entourage?
Nope. What about internet publisher Arianna Huffington?
No. What about Ari Onassis, the Greek shipping tycoon who married President Kennedy’s widow, Jacqueline?
No. Ari Fleischer? He was the press secretary under President George W. Bush.
Nope. The answer revealed Wednesday night at 11 is Ari, the 6 year old daughter of WFSB assistant news director Patience Hettrick. It will be very cool to be Ari in school today! The theme this year is the children of Channel 3.
Read about the storm named after actor Denis Leary: http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/01/26/snow-storm-named-after-actor-denis-leary/
Read about my drive through a winter storm: http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/my-detroit-to-hartford-iditarod/
Read about last year’s first winter storm: http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/here-comes-alfred/