They Blew It Again

Quick hit today because I have a gazillion things to do.

The “they” in the headline is the weather forecasters. We’ve had two snow events in the last two weeks, and the prognostications have blown up on both counts. Last week we were supposed to get a foot, give or take an inch or two, from the same storm that produced “snowmaggedon” in D.C. It was to start at 3 a.m. in Connecticut and end around noon. I think every public school in the state canceled for the day, and of course all the usual warnings issued forth from the emergency folks.

At 8 a.m. a few flakes had fallen. By 3 p.m. a bit more had accumulated, and the plows appeared. Of course everyone could have had a full day of school. The weather folk were doing a song and dance. They were right about everywhere else on the East Coast except for us. By the time it ended, 12 hours later than forecast, we had maybe 4 inches, max.

And then yesterday they blew it again. We were supposed to start with an inch or two, have a lull and then have another inch during the afternoon. Well, the a.m. was right, but when I looked at the weather map around 10 a.m. I realized we were in for way more than another inch. Sure enough, about noon it started to snow, and it snowed, and it snowed, and it snowed. It ended way later than forecast, too, because the plows were just finishing up when I awoke about 6 this a.m. – and looked out when it got light to find six-plus inches on the ground.  I say if you get twice the predicted amount, it ain’t that great.

From now on I’m stickin’ with forecasts from the astrologers.


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