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The Met Office wants you to name UK storms on social media

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Thankfully, Britain has never experienced weather conditions on the level of Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Sandy. Even so, the island nation is prone to the occasional storm, and to raise awareness the Met Office and Met Eireann, the Irish Meterological Service, is letting the public name some of them. At any point, you can make a suggestion by tweeting the @metoffice Twitter account with the hashtag #nameourstorms or by leaving a post on the Met Office Facebook page. If social media isn't your jam, you can also email pressoffice@metoffice.gov.uk with the subject name "nameourstorms." The suggestions will then be compiled into a master list, presumably with a little bit of curation, and then used in alphabetical order, alternating between male and female names. The system is coming into effect this autumn, but it won't be used for just any storm -- only those with "medium" and "high" wind impacts will qualify. Does anyone else like the name "Sue Storm?"

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