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“Does the coming storm have a ‘snowpocalypse’ style name yet?”

by Prince Of Petworth January 21, 2016 at 2:25 pm 110 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mark Andre

“Dear PoPville,

Does the coming storm have a “snowpocalypse” style name yet?”

On twitter @MalnurturedSnay suggests: “the snow name is #snowmageddeath … It’s like #snowmaggedon but this time we all die”

Not bad, not bad. I’ve also seen #snowmaggedon2016 – but that seems incredibly lazy.

And Snowtastrophe – that’s not bad either.

Personally, I’m thinking something like SnowWayOut. Anyone else see, have a good one or prefer one of the names mentioned above?

Also here’s the latest projection via Alert DC:

“The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning in effect from 3PM Friday January 22, 2016 through 6AM Sunday January 24, 2016. Heavy snow and wind expected, with a projected accumulation of about 24 inches of snow. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 20’s, with increasing winds up to 40 mph. Heavy snow and blowing snow will cause dangerous conditions. Travel and visibility is expected to be limited during the storm.”

  • PopOverWork

    I like #thanksnowbama

    • BostonToShaw

      +1 — amazing!

    • Anon

      That one’s really clever!

    • jenster8dc


    • JohnH

      If he can cause PTSD, he can surely cause a blizzard.

    • Meredith

      +1. tweeted.

  • NLo

    Since it’s the March for Life and the anniversary of the court decision, I like Snow v. Wade.

  • Anonymous

    Snow Wars: The Frost Awakens

  • The OP Anon

    I’ve been saying SnOMG 2016 (“snow-emm-gee”). I try to act my age, obviously.

  • fellowpetworthian

    It should be called “Thanks, Snowbama!”

  • Anon


  • Clueless

    I like SnowWayOut! An oldie but goodie: Snow-torious B.I.G.

  • matt

    “Rivers Snowmo”?

  • amber

    #SnowYouDidnt or #Snowlossus?

  • Truxtoner


  • MtPCurlySue

    Edward Snowed-in

  • matt


  • J. Dubs

    Other rap related ones. Just because.

    2(feet of snow)Pac
    Kendrick Snowmar

  • No Bikes


    • AnotherBdaleResident


  • Derek

    David Snowie

    • anon

      I saw someone on Facebook suggest Ziggy Snowdust.

      • That is awesome!

      • Suse

        I like this one!

        • bruno

          David Snowie!

      • ChillyDC

        I think that applies more to last night’s snow. There was snowdust and everyone went ziggy.

    • Robin

      I’m with this line of thinking too… Snow You Pretty Things?

  • Hookdntx

    Snowstradamus…. I mean it IS the end of DAYS

    • Eric

      Snowstradamus is also relevant because it was predicted so far in advance.

  • Dadric

    Given the weekend that it’s happening on, the best one I’ve seen so far was “Snow v. Wade”

    • LittleBluePenguin


    • dupontflyfisher


  • Philippe Lecheval

    How about “Snow more toilet paper.”

  • L2

    Well since it’s officially called Jonas, I’m thinking something along the lines of SsssnowBop, but that is just horribly horrible.

    • AG

      Wrong brother boy band.

      • L2

        Oh you’re right. Well then I officially have no idea who the Jonas Brothers are.

    • Clueless

      Snow-nas Brothers?

    • BostonToShaw

      Hanson — not the Jonas Brothers

    • Anonymous Coward

      There’s no official name for this storm. A TV station gave it a name, not NOAA.

  • KSB

    “Jonas” is a disaster of a name in itself. But #thanksnowbama is brilliant.

  • Jeff


    • MM

      ++this one

  • AnotherBdaleResident

    #SnoThanks? #SnoThankYou?

  • AG

    I like snowtastrophe, though that might be more fitting for last night. Total Snowhilation?

    • bruno

      I like SNowtasrophe! :^) * o * 0 *

  • Since the storm’s name is Jonas, my sister and I thought about SnowBros. but that reference may be too dated.

  • marigold

    Love this game!


    I watch alot of TV haha

    • AnotherBdaleResident

      Oooh – Lets do an Oscar themed one, then!

      #TheBigSnow, #TheBigBlizzard
      #StraightOuttaBlizzard, #StraightOuttaJonas

      And, of course, #BlizzardsSoWhite

      • Kalorama Resident

        I think #MadMaxFlurryRoad sounds better

        • AnotherBdaleResident


      • marigold

        +1 #TheHatefulBlizzard haha

  • Kennedy Street Siren

    SnOvechkin. Done.

  • apiam

    My favorite I’ve heard so far is Benghicey–although that might be a better nickname for last night’s commuting meltdown.

    • me

      snowghazi haha

  • textdoc

    Snowpocalypse 2: Electric Boogaloo.

  • Clueless

    Han Snow-lo

  • DanF


  • I’m fine with Jonas.
    My name is Jonas
    I’m carrying the salt
    Thanks for all your snow-ness
    Pretty sure I just fell
    The workers are going home
    The workers are going home
    The workers are going home
    Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
    Seems appropriate to me ;)

    • Jessica

      Well done

  • Lindsay

    I’ve heard and love SnowMyGod!!

  • rachel

    SAY IT AIN’T SnOw!

  • ST


    • anonymous

      Love this one!

  • D

    I’m a fan of #snowvwade as Friday is the 43rd anniversary of row v wade (forgive me if someone already said this, I don’t have time to read through right now!)

  • andy

    I am going with Snowification and no one can change my mind. DC is getting to be very cold and very white and hence…Snowification.

  • CoHi

    Definitely Snow v. Wade

  • Stanton Park

    Snow v. Wade

  • Rusty


  • kallie

    I think SnoooowYeah. Because this storm is about to come into the region like the Kool-Aid man through a brick wall.

    • Clueless

      Good visual, love it

  • #ImmortanSnow

  • ShermanCircle


  • bruno

    A radio announcer refers to it as “Snow My God!”

  • MiddleofNowhere

    I have no suggested name for tomorrow’s snow, but I like the name “inchageddon” for last night’s commute-from-hell storm.

  • YanniDC


  • bruno

    The Snow Must Go On?

  • TBD


  • From a co-worker #TrumpDump

  • Kalorama Resident

    If they don’t come through tomorrow: #SnOPM

  • accendo

    I’d suggest Ted Cruz, but I’m told some people actually like snow.

  • RMikes

    #Snowasaurus Rex.

  • Outback2010

    #SNOWFLAKESANDCHILL or #SnowflixAndChill

  • Edward Snowed-In

    #Day After TomorrSNOW
    #Terminator 2: Judgement Sleigh

  • RMikes


  • Charles


  • Charles

    The Snow That Mounts The World

  • APK


  • Sultan of Shaw


  • tom

    what about Snowie Kardashian

  • #SnowTFU

  • KenyonDweller


  • kl00t

    WUSA 9 has Saturday listed as “hammertime” on their 7 day outlook graphic. (Not a joke. This is actually what they have written)

    Also – not a name for the blizzard per se, but waiting for OPM to announce closures/delays is like Waiting for Snow-dot.

  • APK

    Ice-IS or Snowcadea

  • ananana

    gonna be a SNOWPLOSION

  • Newton

    I can’t believe no one has thought of Snowlocaust yet. Incredibly offensive, but so is Snowpocylapse on some level too.

  • DC Denizen

    Based on the forecasts (and the hype) I am going with #Snowverload

  • Amber

    The great Blizzaster

  • Nate_ParkView

    Severus Snowpe

  • RFG

    Snowsharknado. Make this happen.

  • Trey


  • Ms. D


  • ajr


    • Yuge


  • bruno


  • ScotchyScott


  • Deb

    Haha, LOVE snogasm! Or snowzilla.


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