It’s that time of the year again when WFSB (CBS) is compiling a list of names to use for winter storms this upcoming season.

The tradition of naming winter storms began on Channel 3 in 1971 and that tradition continues today.

WFSB names winter storms if Meteorologists expect at least 6 inches of snow for much of the state, and/or 0.5 inches of ice, which would occur during a major ice storm.

“Naming winter storms is fun, but it also means we are forecasting a storm that could greatly impact your family’s safety and daily routine. It gives us a way to convey a greater sense of urgency when winter takes a nasty turn,” said Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest.

Some of the names last year included:

Zoe, Yoshi  and Xena.

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