Accuweather Angered by Weather Channel's Naming of Blizzard as "Draco"

Accuweather head Joel Myers has accused the Weather Channel of "misleading" the public and hurting "science and public safety" by naming the ongoing storm Draco.

Myers released a statement stating that the Weather Channel's naming of the storm was irresponsible and misled their audience on storm tracking, claiming that due to the disparate nature of the storm's impact, Draco's naming could "create more confusion in the public and the emergency management community."

Keith Seitter of the National Meteorological Society said that TWC had not previously informed them of their decision to name the storm, stating "Given that, certainly, the AMS as an organization doesn't have a position on this at all."

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