Screen-grab of Weather Channel (Winter Storm Nemo)
To home improvement retailers like Home Depot and Lowe's, weather patterns like Winter Storm Nemo help determine short-term priorities for stocked items in regional stores. Weather Channel

An alert for a “historic, crippling blizzard” has been issued for the Northeast, The Weather Channel writes, but people have taken to Twitter to joke about the name of the storm instead of bracing for a long, dark and cold weekend.

For those who are curious about the severe storm that lies ahead, click here to watch The Weather Channel’s live stream footage of what it calls Winter Storm Nemo.

A blizzard warning was issued for New York, western Connecticut and northern New Jersey.

“Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions... making travel extremely dangerous,” the National Weather Service wrote.

In addition to nearly 10 to 14 inches of snow, gusts are expected to reach 45 mph.

Right now the Northeast has been warned to brace itself for a severe weather storm that has been given the name “Nemo.”

Nemo is best known as the clown fish character from the 2003 Disney/Pixar film “Finding Nemo.” The fish with the special fin gets separated from his father Marlin after being captured by a scuba diver. Marlin then begins an adventure to find his son and meets the unforgettable Dory along the way.

Popular quotes come from Dory, given voice by Ellen DeGeneres: “Just keeping swimming” and “P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.”

Here are some popular “Finding Nemo” inspired tweets about blizzard Nemo:

“Let me be the first to make the terrible joke "just keep snowing, just keep snowing..." #nemo,” @zoomusikgrl wrote.

“Why are they calling this blizzard #Nemo? #Nemo would never hurt anyone :( #justkeepswimming,” @Landry70523.

@TheEngagingEd wasn’t impressed with the name of the storm:

“So. #nemo. You have kind of a crummy name. All I can think of is the clown fish. Don't ruin the show tomorrow night please. #IKnowItsWinter”

@Jen_nay_nay_ shared, “My kindergarteners only like this storm because of its name #nemo.”

But not everyone’s posts had to do with the movie:

@SlopeNews tweeted, “Make sure you've got plenty of groceries and booze, and we'll get through #Nemo like the rockstars?

“Reasons why you should book with a travel agent: getting re-accommodated fast when impeding weather strikes! #nemo,” @LibertyTravel shared.

Forecasts for the storm have varied, but it seems New York will be hit with a foot of snow while Boston faces nearly three feet.

Read here for some tips to prepare for the storm.