Why is the name Storm2k?

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Why is the name Storm2k?

#1 Postby Kazmit » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:41 pm

This just crossed my mind randomly. Why is Storm2k called Storm2k? What does it mean? :)
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Re: Why is the name Storm2k?

#2 Postby WeatherGuesser » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:33 am

I don't know. There is little discussion of or interest in land based storms. I only count 5 or 6 threads on the front page of Active Topics that are about land based weather, a few more than that on board related subjects. The rest are all Tropical storms. Even some of the land weather thread like TX and FL often mention off-shore storms that may or may not affect those areas.

The focus seems to be on off-shore storms, so maybe the site should be renamed -- Tropical2K ?
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Re: Why is the name Storm2k?

#3 Postby LarryWx » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:13 pm

Excellent question! I'm almost certain that the "2K" refers to the year 2000. This BB was created not too long afterward (2002?), and I think it was sort of an offshoot of an older BB that possibly had something to do with a Palm Beach newspaper. I think that the word "storm" was also in that Palm Beach newspaper BB's name, but I may be remembering this incorrectly. That newspaper's focus was on tropical threats to FL. That is from where I recall the tropical focus for storm2K originating.
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Re: Why is the name Storm2k?

#4 Postby BobHarlem » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:26 pm

Palm Beach post used to call their storm section storm 98, 99, etc.. Earliest spotting of the board on the archive.org site http://web.archive.org/web/200102112018 ... k/bbs.html (the timeline at the top lets you move to later days)
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Re: Why is the name Storm2k?

#5 Postby Kalrany » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:08 pm

You know, that is something that I always wondered, but never saw an answer for. That is really cool! Thanks for the history lesson!
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Re: Why is the name Storm2k?

#6 Postby floridasun78 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:57 pm

i remember going to their chatroom when hurr was coming i bet alot weather people on that site
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Re: Why is the name Storm2k?

#7 Postby LarryWx » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:41 am

BobHarlem wrote:Palm Beach post used to call their storm section storm 98, 99, etc.. Earliest spotting of the board on the archive.org site http://web.archive.org/web/200102112018 ... k/bbs.html (the timeline at the top lets you move to later days)


OMG, I distinctly remember the name "duskwee" even though I probably haven't seen that name in 8-10+ years! I think he was a fellow Georgian (Athens). Anyone else remember him?
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Re: Why is the name Storm2k?

#8 Postby LarryWx » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:52 am

floridasun78 wrote:i remember going to their chatroom when hurr was coming i bet alot weather people on that site


florida, were you possibly in those chat rooms under a different name? I feel like I remember a Miami poster from way back around then whom you remind me of.
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Re: Why is the name Storm2k?

#9 Postby floridasun78 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:50 pm

LarryWx wrote:
floridasun78 wrote:i remember going to their chatroom when hurr was coming i bet alot weather people on that site


florida, were you possibly in those chat rooms under a different name? I feel like I remember a Miami poster from way back around then whom you remind me of.

my name was hurr789
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Re: Why is the name Storm2k?

#10 Postby LarryWx » Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:27 pm

floridasun78 wrote:
LarryWx wrote:
floridasun78 wrote:i remember going to their chatroom when hurr was coming i bet alot weather people on that site


florida, were you possibly in those chat rooms under a different name? I feel like I remember a Miami poster from way back around then whom you remind me of.

my name was hurr789


Oh yeah, that name seems somewhat familiar!
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