Remember how, just before Christmas, I asked Environment Canada about Snowmaggedon, Snowpocalypse and Snowlocaust? I received a reply today and it turns out that (a) I spelled it wrong, and (b) 3 storms makes a Snowmagedden:
From: Env Canada Weather-Météo [mailto:ECWeather-Meteo@ec.gc.ca] Sent: January 5, 2009 1:09 PM To: David Scrimshaw Cc: MSC National Inquiry Response Team Subject: RE: Environment Canada (Comment, public production, Snowmagedden, ON) Ser: G1223ZRHF4 David,
Thank you for sending your message to Environment Canada. Of course, Snowmagedden is not an official term to describe a weather event. It was coined by one of our meteorologists to describe a series of 3 storms that were going to affect southern Ontario in less than a week.
Bernard Duguay Meteorological Inquiry Specialist MSC National Inquiry Response Team ISO 9001:2000 Environment Canada
Naturally, I am delighted to have an ISO 9001 response, and as a gesture of gratitude, I've developed an icon that Environment Canada is free to use on their weather forecast website for the next Snowmaggeden:
[Is the devil face in the mushroom cloud too smiley?]