This Just In!
A couple of days ago, we reported on the mainstream media’s gloomy prediction of a potentially catastrophic snow storm striking North America on January 26-27, 2015.
Yet, now such news reports as this one are slamming how Winter Storm Juno did not exactly live up to the “sky is falling” hype. Even Wikipedia mentioned the “Forecasting controversy” in their article on the storm, with “A number of New York City residents criticized New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to shut down the city’s subway system for the first time ever due to snow. The nor’easter dropped much less snow in the city than originally expected, totaling 9.8 inches (24.9 cm) in Central Park.”
Although the storm may not, thankfully, have been as horrendous as predicted, even the Wikipedia article acknowledges that the storm did still set some records and as such was indeed a historic disaster, including how up “to 34.5 in (88 cm) of snow fell in Worcester, Massachusetts, marking the city’s largest storm total accumulation on record. The Blue Hill Observatory in Massachusetts observed 30.8 in (78 cm), or the second largest storm total accumulation on record, while both Providence, Rhode Island and Portland, Maine recorded their fourth largest storm total accumulations on record, at 19.1 in (49 cm). Boston, Massachusetts observed 24.6 in (62 cm) of snow, its largest January storm total accumulation and its sixth largest storm total accumulation on record.”
In the wake of this major blunder, however, many people are beginning to question the accuracy of Global Warming predictions for the future, when hi-tech forecasting equipment cannot even accurately predict current weather conditions.
When all is said and done, though, what probably is most disconcerting is that Winter is still not over and perhaps the worst is still yet to come, or at least, so asks weather.com.
Stay safe, dear readers!