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U.S. Northeast Counts Cost of Deadly Storm Nemo

GALLERY: As blizzard “Nemo” hit the U.S. northeast and Canada, heavy snow brought the region to a standstill. See some of the incredible views from the last few days of snow chaos.

NEWS: Now that the worst has passed, the Nemo death toll (as of Sunday) has reached 9. Tens of thousands of people remain without power. Read more.

BLOG: With the help of eyewitnesses across the states impacted by Nemo, a blog by Discovery News’ Kieran Mulvaney gives a first-hand view on how the snowstorm impacted the lives of a handful of individuals.

Naming Nemo: How the Storm Got Its Name

Back in October 2012, everybody was poohooing The Weather Channel’s (TWC) plan to start giving names to significant winter storms. Now it looks like a large number of reports on the storm, dubbed Nemo by TWC, have adopted the name (not all, by any means, but lots, including Discovery News).

What happened? I’ll say it in three words: search engine optimization. Despite very reasonable arguments against the naming of winter storms by many meteorologists, we are seeing them adopted anyway.

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