Environment Planet Earth 16 Meteorologists With Ridiculous Names By Matt Hickman Matt Hickman Writer Emerson College The New School Matt Hickman is an associate editor at The Architect’s Newspaper. His writing has been featured in Curbed, Apartment Therapy, URBAN-X, and more. Learn about our editorial process Updated June 5, 2017 Illustration: Artisticco/Shutterstock. Share Twitter Pinterest Email Planet Earth Weather Outdoors Conservation AMS certification. Check. Charismatic-verging-on-creepy on-air personality. Check. Impossibly coiffed hair and blinding white teeth. Check. Smokin’ hot bod. Check. Props. Check. Instantly recognizable name that not only rolls off the tongue but elicits giggles, disbelief and inevitable comparisons to adult film stars, superheroes, and/or characters in John Waters’ movies. Check. Silly Names All of the above qualities can help to solidify the career of a television meteorologist, but it’s that last item — a pronounced, even peculiar name — that truly helps a person stand out from his clicker-waving green screen contemporaries. In honor of World Meteorology Day on March 23, we’ve rounded up 16 meteorologists from across the country with names that may have been the source of endless torment as children (we’re looking at you, Mr. Larry Sprinkle) but as weather-forecasting professionals, have gained them instant recognition. While some of these meteorologists' names are weather- or topography-related, others are just plain ridiculous (and yes, a couple are stage names). And you’ll probably notice that there’s only one female meteorologist on the list. We’re not sure how that happened, but we know that you’re out there somewhere, Donna Dewpoint and Shelly Stratocumulus. Will the real-life Gale Weathers please stand up? Does your local weatherman or woman have a name that’s worthy of inclusion on this list? Please tell us about them in the comments section. And for extra fun, try mixing and matching the first and last names of the folks listed below to see what you come up with. (Personally, we’re partial to Stormy Spiceland.) The List Ray Ban: The Weather Channel (retired) Sam Champion: "Good Morning America" and a longtime veteran of WABC, New York Storm E. Field: WABC, New York; WCBS, New York; WWOR, N.Y./N.J. (retired) Amy Freeze: WABC, New York Sunny Haus: KARE, Minneapolis Dewey Hopper: KPNX, Phoenix (retired) Johnny Mountain: KABC, KCBS, Los Angeles (retired) Casanova Nurse: WTXL, Tallahassee, Fla. Dallas Raines: KABC, Los Angeles Stormy Rottman: KBTV/KUSA, Denver, Colo. (deceased) Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz: WCAU, Philadelphia Topper Shutt: WUSA, Washington, D.C. Flip Spiceland: CNN, WXIA, Atlanta (retired) Larry Sprinkle: WCNC, Charlotte, N.C. Harry Wappler: KIRO, Seattle; originator of the “Wappler Doppler” (deceased) Ken Weathers: WATE, Knoxville, Tenn.