The Historic Blizzard of 2015 Flop

The Historic Blizzard of 2015 Flop

Fail of The Day, Local News

The blizzard is coming! The blizzard is coming! That’s all we’ve been hearing for the last few days that there was going to be a possibility of up to 3′ of snow in some areas of New Jersey and potentially more in some areas of New York. Meteorologists from all over were predicting a “historic storm” that would go down in the history books as one of the largest coastal storms bringing us an incredible amount of snow. Snowfall predictions for my particular area started out from 8″ – 12″ for the whole event then rocketed up to 12″ – 26″. Throughout the duration of the storm those totals kept falling but all anyone kept hearing was “The main event has not even started yet, there’s going to be a lot more snow!” However, that wasn’t the case. We only received around 4″ of snow in my area.

Work for many was closed early on Monday afternoon, which was a good choice due to deteriorating travel conditions, but most workplaces were preemptively closed on Tuesday due to what was predicted as one of the largest blizzards we would have seen in quite some time. Wow did those meteorologists ever get it wrong! We know, predicting the weather isn’t a sure or solid thing, but claims of huge snow storms that triggered a state-wide travel ban and a state-of-emergency and getting it completely wrong, well that’s just a major screw-up.

Nonetheless we’re sure that weather websites were getting a crazy amount of traffic, which had to make them a good deal a money, (luck S.O.B’s.!). Not only that but grocery stores shelves were being emptied faster than they could be stocked, so grocery stores made out really well too! Someone always benefits from a screw-up no matter what type it is. As a wise person once said “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just inadequate clothing and transportation.”

However, there were large snowfall amounts recorded in parts of New York and most of New England. Congrats guys, but we were promised more! The storm did move up a lot faster than what was predicted, but meteorologists held to their world like a barnacle holds to a pier. In all honesty, we’re quite glad that we didn’t get hit with that much snow, shoveling and snow-cleanup sucks, so having more of it would mean that it would just suck more anyway.


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