ICYMI: Josh Gad Questions “Frozen”-related Storm Names
Josh Gad, the charismatic voice to the beloved Olaf and clever actor who redefined LeFou, brought a bit of levity to this week’s development of Hurricane Olaf off the coast of Mexico.
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“What the hell? Was the Tangled cast not available for storm naming?” Gad asked in the post that tagged a CNBC Tweet of the storm heading straight toward Los Cabos, Mexico.
ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee reminded readers that Elsa and Ana (minus one N) already developed earlier this season in the Atlantic Ocean as well.
“The wild part: these names were chosen decades ago, put in a ‘bank’ and pulled. Zero influence from the film,” Zee said in her comments on Instagram under her official handle, @ginger_zee.
The post sparked a slew of witty comments. “What about Samantha?” remarked @lovelauren22.
Following on the hilarity, @mandi_luxe hilariously replied, “Wanted to see what happens in summer.”
Olaf’s Powerful Punch
Thursday night, Hurricane Olaf came ashore in Los Cabos, Mexico as a Category Two hurricane, according to the Associated Press.
“The storm came ashore near San Jose del Cabo late Thursday as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 100 mph (155 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. But winds had dropped to 40 mph (65 kph) by Friday evening, when it was centered about 45 miles (65 kilometers) west-southwest of Cabo San Lazaro. At least 700 local residents spent the night in shelters while while an estimated 20,000 foreign tourists hunkered down in their hotels,” according to the AP article.
Heavy rain, strong winds still lashing the southern Baja. pic.twitter.com/GcBaEinLnH
— Jonathan Erdman (@wxjerdman) September 10, 2021
Power outages continue in the state, and reports of downed trees and damage continue to be reported in the area most impacted by the storm. Olaf is now tracking its way off the Baja, California coast as it rapidly downgrades during this very active hurricane season.
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