Why is it that meteorologists always seem to have cool and/or interesting names? It’s like the primary qualification for picking a television meteorologist is the name. If your name is “Tom Smith” and you try to get into TV weather reporting, I’m pretty sure you’d have to change your name to have a hope of succeeding. Here in the DC area, meteorology on ABC’s local program is handled by a guy named Topper Shutt. Topper Shutt! Just try to think of a more appropriate weatherman name. I dare you. Okay, “Stormy Doppler” is cheating. You can’t do that.