Posted: May 1, 2013 2:05 PM by Adam Bell
Updated: May 1, 2013 2:21 PM
BOZEMAN - The Weather Channel officially named the latest winter storm "Achilles," coming from a list submitted by Erika Shupe's Bozeman High Latin class.
Shupe was informed by The Weather Channel's Bryan Norcross late Tuesday night that their name would be used for the storm that recently hit Denver, heading to the Midwest.
"It's great to have the names that we came up with, being used to name these storms," says Latin student Michaela Giesecke.
Shupe says that The Weather Channel did change a few things about the upcoming names, including using "Bromius" in place of "Bacchus" along with shortening the class's "Calypso" to "Caly" if more storm names become necessary this season.
Shupe says there is no word yet, about whether or not their names will be used for storms next winter.
The Weather Channel explains on its website that because of the rarity of the significant May snow, especially in the Midwest, the decision was made to start at the top of the alphabet to name the latest snow storm.