Snowpocalypse – not
Posted: January 27, 2015 on Climate Etc.
About a week ago, the weather forecast models suggested a strong storm developing off the east coast of the U.S. Subsequent forecasts were issued for catastrophic snowfall amounts for the coastal northeast U.S., including New York City. Government officials responded by shutting down transportation systems. On Tuesday morning, there was relatively little snow on the ground in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, although there is considerable snowfall to the North.
This has engendered considerable discussion regarding the weather prediction models, communication of the forecast, and the response to the forecast. My diagnosis of the problem and recommendation are at the end of the post.
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