Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Snow my god!!!

So the east coast was supposed to get a boat load of snow from an enormous storm.  My area was predicted to see snow beginning around 11pm Mon night, continuing through mid-day Tues, with a total accumulation of up to 8".  One of the school systems even closed schools at noon on Mon even though the snow wasn't supposed to start until much later that night!

Apparently the storm developed further offshore than expected so the actual snowfall amounts were much lower than predicted.  My area only got a slight dusting - not even enough to cover the grass or street.  It was pretty much a non-event.  Kids went to school on time, though most had probably stayed up late the night before in anticipation of a snow day.

But I get it.  Meteorologists don't control the weather; they simply try to predict it based on computer models.  But I also believe that the media over-reports potential weather events in order to boost TV viewership.  Our local news had 'live footage' of a reporter standing on a street corner around 10pm waiting for snow to start falling.  Come on now!!

This graphic began floating around facebook and I thought it was too funny not to share.

5 comments:

Bob Slatten said...

I even people ask if we were hit hard by the snow down here.
Now, while we do get snow every so often, we were not included in this alleged Snowpocalypse!

anne marie in philly said...

bwhahahahaha on the graphic!

we got 5 inches at my house; the contractor came out and plowed the driveway and shoveled the sidewalk. 10 minutes and done. it would have taken spouse and I over 1 hour!

and trust me when I tell you our arthritis ain't getting any better; hence the contractor.

MAC said...

Well, I'm glad you dodged the bullet! ;-)

Ur-spo said...

We moved our snow meter from MI to AZ and erected it in the backyard. So far, no snow.

Biki Honko said...

Whew! I don't know whats worse, when bad weather surprises the weather spell casting folks and cripples a town or when they begin the "its the end of the world as we know it" and nothing happens....

Glad you lived to tell the tale of the great snowstorm of 2015.