And Nemo Is Its Name-O – Brooklyn Heights Braces for Big Blizzard in Our Backyard

Oy to the vey with this weather. As Brooklyn Heights residents and the rest of Northeast prepare for this weekend’s big snowstorm, we get word the thing has a name — Nemo. But it’s not an “official name” it’s one bestowed upon it by those wacky folks at the Weather Channel:

NYT: Yes, The Weather Channel’s new names for winter storms are catching on, much to the chagrin of the National Weather Service, which has advised its forecasters not to follow the channel’s lead. But some airlines, governors’ offices and media outlets are all playing along, publishing advisories with the Nemo name.

Doh! We just fell for it.

Above, The Brooklyn Heights Promenade at 8 a.m. Friday… Is this all you’ve got, Nemo? (CT)

In other news, people are stocking up on “provisions”:

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  • TeddyNYC

    I didn’t like it when the Weather Channel began to assign names to winter storms (just like the NWS), but I have to admit the name Nemo is starting to stick with me. It must be something from my childhood, watching/reading 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

  • Jorale-man

    Such hubris from the Weather Channel…

    I attempted to enter Trader Joe’s tonight, got one look at the line and turned around and settled for the grimy Key Food on Atlantic. Amazing that even since TJ’s doubled the number of cashiers they still can’t keep up with the traffic in there.

  • Bloomy

    I think it is going to be a generational thing whether people think of Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues, or the fish Nemo from the animated film Finding Nemo.

  • DIBS

    I won’t go to Trader Joe’s…produce isn’t that great and I don’t think frozen food is really “cooking”

  • DIBS

    People have become real pussies theses days. 12″ of snow is nothing. Streets will be clear and it’ll be half melted by Sunday.

  • TeddyNYC

    I’m Gen X, so for me it’s a combination, 20,000 Leagues from my childhood and Finding Nemo from my experience watching the movie with a girlfriend years ago. Anyway, the name seems to stick better with me than some of the previous names the Weather Channel assigned to winter storms, like Euclid.

  • TeddyNYC

    Yeah, Brooklyn could definitely use one more TJ’s, maybe one in Park Slope.

  • DIBS

    The Weather Channel has become more of a reality TV channel nowadays. And what’s with Time Warner not carrying Local on The 8s like the rest of the country????????

  • TeddyNYC

    Well, if you’re single with not much time and a microwave, you have to do what you have to do. I know a woman from California who went nuts when our TJ’s opened. Now, the next California institution she’s hoping will reach our area is In-N-Out Burger. I never tried one myself, but according to her, it’s the best burger in the world.

  • TeddyNYC

    For some reason, Crime-Warner is taking its sweet time to install the new equipment (I think it’s called IntelliStar) necessary to give us a truly local Local On The 8s on the HD channel.

  • Jorale-man

    Some of their frozen stuff isn’t bad, IMO. I tend to go there for staples like pasta, chicken, cereal, yogurt, milk, etc. It’s so much cheaper than other grocery stores in the area – you can cut off a third of your grocery bill by going there. And when it’s not crowded the shopping experience is nicer than Key Food. The trick is to go off hours.

  • DIBS

    I didn’t know that was the issue. Lame, very lame. Every place else in the country has the full scale Local on The 8s. What TWC has is useless.

  • Reggie

    For me, the “Nemo” has an altogether different cultural reference, Little Nemo in Slumberland. Proto-psychedelia. But yeah, I agree; let’s not buy into this naming phenomena.

    In-and-Out Burger rocks! What Shake Shack aspires to be at one-third the cost. I will trade the MetroTech and Flatbush Avenue Five Guys, Checkers on Court Street and both of the downtown Mickey D’s for one In-and-Out Burger. I will throw in Wendy’s and Burger King for a second franchise.