The 2022-23 season is the 11th season The Weather Channel is naming winter storms.
The names are used in alphabetical order to identify winter storms that meet objective naming criteria based on National Weather Service warnings, or the expectation that a sufficient amount of warnings will eventually be issued.
To be named, a winter storm has to meet, or eventually meet, at least one of the following criteria:
– NWS winter storm, blizzard, or ice storm warnings covering a population of at least 2 million.
– NWS winter storm, blizzard, or ice storm warnings covering at least an area of 400,000 square kilometers, or slightly larger than the state of Montana.
Read more about it here: https://www.wunderground.com/article/storms/winter/news/2022-10-07-winter-storm-names-2022-2023