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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Has anyone else noticed that weather forecasters have been completely incapable of predicting snowfall totals this winter?

When they tell us to expect 10 inches, we get 5. When they say 4 to 8 inches, we get 2. And last night, when a "winter weather advisory" from the National Weather Service said Ulster County would get 3 to 6 inches, we got barely a dusting (which, of course, prompted most local school districts to delay their openings by two hours this morning).

Shouldn't weather forecasting be getting more accurate, not less, as time goes on? That would have been my prediction - but then, I was expecting to find 6 inches of snow on my driveway this morning, so what do I know?



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