Tweet of the Day: Meteorologists apologize for forecasting ‘historic blizzard’ that wasn’t

Tweet of the Day: Meteorologists apologize for forecasting ‘historic blizzard’ that wasn’t

Meteorologists are scratching their heads today, trying to figure out how they could have gotten their forecast so wrong in re the Blizzard of ’15. The winter storm that was supposed to dump 2 feet of snow or more on the Northeast from southern New Jersey to Maine.

In New York, schools were closed and so was transportation in and out of the city beginning at 11 p.m. last night in anticipation of gale-force winds, impassable roads, and likely power outages.

Many of those scientists have taken to social media this morning to offer their mea culpas and publicly assuage their bruised egos. As the New York Post’s Chris Perez notes, Gary Szatkowski of the National Weather Service has several messages on Twitter. Typical are these two:

Some forecasters tried to make the worst of a good situation. Here’s James Gregorio of News 12 New Jersey:

Others, like CBS Philadelphia’s Kate Bilo, hope simply to have better luck next time:

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