Adopt a Vortex!
October 18, 2007 4:56 AM   Subscribe

Adopt a Vortex! Because nothing says "I love you" more than naming a European weather system after your special someone. Interestingly, lows are cheaper than highs. [via]
posted by patricio (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
High & low pressure systems? Those Europeans sure must be lame lovers. Over here in the Pacific, we name tropical fucking cyclones after each other!
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:00 AM on October 18, 2007

(speaking of which, that Katrina chick must be something!)
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:01 AM on October 18, 2007

Interestingly, lows are cheaper than highs.

And, unfortunately for us living in Northern Europe, much more frequent.
posted by three blind mice at 5:07 AM on October 18, 2007

hm, maybe there's some mileage in this naming of day-to-day weather patterns. i've known a few cold fronts & fresh changes in my time, for example.

dry spells are a different matter, though. can't see too many people laying claim to those.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:28 AM on October 18, 2007

And here I thought this was going to be a story about Sedona. Because Lordy, those people really like to talk about their vortexes.
posted by miss lynnster at 5:39 AM on October 18, 2007

Adopt a Vortex!

Dibbs on Ann Althouse!
posted by octobersurprise at 6:12 AM on October 18, 2007

From their Naming Rules:

"The names must be acknowledged by the registry office as acceptable given fist names."

Okay then, Captain Thunderstroke, perhaps? Or shall we name a storm after mefi's own solid-one-love, which might pass as an acceptable given fist name?
posted by hermitosis at 6:20 AM on October 18, 2007 [1 favorite]

I had a light wind named after me. The weathermen grew tired of reporting "Cockbag McGillicuddy is in town", "hold on to your hats because here comes Cockbag Mcgillicuddy", "Cockbag McGillicuddy is here to blow us", and so on. So if you have an unusual name, you are out of luck when it comes to the naming of meteorological phenomena.
posted by Mister_A at 6:25 AM on October 18, 2007 [1 favorite]

Home come the Germans are putting their towels sorry names on the weather systems... us Brits get those Atlantic systems first, we should be naming them!
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:33 AM on October 18, 2007

Hmm. What if I already have a vortex?
posted by contessa at 9:34 AM on October 18, 2007

I'll pay you to name it after me.
posted by hermitosis at 9:38 AM on October 18, 2007

Remember, Vortex is nothing more than Cortex with a sideways 'C'.
posted by blue_beetle at 10:42 AM on October 18, 2007

This is even better than adopting whales, or buying lunar real estate.
posted by Curry at 12:23 PM on October 23, 2007

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