Poll: Name The Great Storm of 2016

by Karen Goff January 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm 16 Comments

Snow Day in Reston

Reston Now readers are witty folks. So let’s have some fun and give this giant snowstorm heading here a name.

The Weather Channel is calling it Jonas. The Washington Post, after asking for reader suggestions, is calling Snowzilla.

Past DC big deals have been the Knickerbocker blizzard of 1922, the Presidents’ Day snowstorm of ’79, Snowmageddon. But Jonas? That’s a name for your new baby, not the storm that swept Reston shelves of bread and toilet paper four days in advance.

Here are a few suggestions, so take our poll and/or suggest a name in the comments.

Stay warm, Reston.

Snow in Reston 2013/file photo

  • Borderstan

    Our readers already decided that this storm is called “Gorf,” Reston. https://www.borderstan.com/2016/01/21/winter-storm-jonas-we-can-do-better-than-that/

  • Ming the Merciless

    Snowmageddon 2: Electric Boogaloo

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Someone on FB suggested “Snow vs. Wade” (aka. #SnowVWade) since this is the anniversary of that decision. I like that name.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    I’m calling it “A Good Excuse To Go Out For A Beer.”

  • JTHooker


  • Mike M


  • John Higgins

    I favor The TrumpDump, not to be confused with DumpTrump which is the opposite, the elimination of a large body of hot air.

    • Chuck Morningwood

      Yeah but a TrumpDump sounds like something that should be flushed.

  • Kristen

    My neighbor came up with SnOMG!!!

  • TheRealODB

    Make Snowmerica Great Again!

  • ItsJustMe


  • Bitemore Gfotwo


  • How do we know this is the big one of 2016?

    • Karen Goff

      good point

  • Lake Anne Fan

    How about The Great White of 2016

  • Marcus Blackwell



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