The Snow City has spoken.
The Buffalo News put out a call to readers to come up with a better name for this week’s epic storm.
Earlier this week Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz named the storm “Knife,” saying the epic snowfall was like a knife in the heart of the region.
Most of us at The Buffalo News didn’t think the name fit, and even Poloncarz acknowledged he hasn’t been getting a lot of sleep lately, so the least we could do is offer a little help.
So The News asked our readers what they think.
By Saturday morning, nearly 500 people submitted their ideas on Facebook. Dozens more showed support of their favorites by hitting the “like” button. More than 100 more sent their ideas via Twitter, email or comments on the News website.
We’ve already had Arborgeddon, the Gridlock Storm, the Thanksgiving Storm, the Thruway Storm and of course, the Blizzard of ’77.
For this go around readers suggested Snowbola, Snowpocalypse and Snownami.
Others suggested Elsa, after the main character in Disney’s “Frozen.”
Or Snownado, after “Sharknado,” the cheesy movie about sharks invading New York City that was partially shot in our Queen City.
Or plays on “The Ice Bucket Challenge,” the Internet phenomena that had thousands of people dumping buckets of ice water on their head.
The overwhelming show of support, though, was for ... thundersnow roll, please.
And, in all fairness to Poloncarz, a few readers said they actually like the name Knife.