Talk:2011 Groundhog Day Blizzard

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Merge request[edit]

I unfortunately did not see this article and created a separate one here. Please consider incorporating the refs and merging the two article to either one of those titles. Thanks. ~AH1(TCU) 03:01, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

This article was created first, but I believe winter storm may be the proper location. Other opinions welcome.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 03:25, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
Tony is correct. This article was created first, and it was linked in the US Blizzards template (which is where I found it this afternoon). But, seeing as the other article is more extensive, and seeing as Abog has already gone ahead and cut-pasted all the info from the original, I don't see why the newer one shouldn't stand as the definitive version. I've already gone in and fixed the blizzard template to avoid any further additions. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go shovel out the front door for the fifth time in three hours. ;-) Ryecatcher773 (talk) 04:44, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Saw some photos from Oklahoma and I think blizzard is the correct word for this. (talk) 04:51, 2 February 2011 (UTC) (from Finland)

One thing though -- although it may or may not be a blizzard for every locale (I haven't checked the weather reports for all the other regions outside of the one I live in, and wind and visibility are the key differentials grading a storm as a blizzard), it has been classified a blizzard in the Chicago and NW Indiana region,(see: according to the NOAA/NWS and virtually every other weather reporting service I've seen/heard (who get their info from the NOAA anyway). So the 'storm' part is sort of downgrading the reality of the situation. Ryecatcher773 (talk) 06:49, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
The National Guard's official website is referring to this storm as having blizzard conditions. It should remain listed on Wikipedia as a blizzard, as an official U.S. military website recognizes this storm as such.[1]Bill S. (talk) 09:11, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Merge the blizzard article into the storm article. Same system, the blizzard is just a segment of it. TomCat4680 (talk) 08:05, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

The ice storm may be the most damaging part of this system. ~AH1(TCU) 11:57, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

I agree with TomCat4680 that we should merge the content into the "storm" article, but then I think we should move the article to the "blizzard" namespace. The blizzard is the main event; the storms come in its wake. --Tea with toast (talk) 17:56, 2 February 2011 (UTC)


Clever names[edit]

Please review WP:NFT before adding any. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:00, 2 February 2011 (UTC)