The people who name storms do it to humanise them, to help us fight them by picturing them as a defeatable bad guy rather than something wild, chaotic, unpredictable natural force.
I've always been one for fighting tough things with humour. Storm Ciara is the most recent one to hit us, blasting cold rain at us by day and by night.
So where do you start making a joke about this?
The name of the storm is the same as that of one of our most successful actresses, but spelt differently. Knowing her surname I see a link, which instantly leads me to a joke.
If this storm keeps hitting us after dark we'll have to rename her Ciara Nightly.
Take that as you wish to, but a lot of people have laughed at it while I've been road-testing it.
The next 18 storms have all been named, the next being Denis. Why don't you have a go at them comedy-creation wise and see what you can come up with?
Thanks for dropping in,