Snow Letdown: How Do Weather Forecasts Go Wrong?

New Yorkers woke up expecting to be completely buried by a blizzard that hit the city on Monday night. Instead, they got around six to seven inches of powder.

That is a respectable amount of snow. It’s not, however, the historic storm that some weather experts predicted would dump three feet on New York City — a warning that caused the city to practically shut down with subway service suspended and all road travel banned.

The massive snowfall predicted for New Jersey and Philadelphia also failed to materialize. But meteorologists were right about New England. Worcester, around 60 miles from Boston, was blanketed in 25 inches of snow on Tuesday morning.

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