Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Amazingly Good Forecasts of the Boxing Day Blizzard of 2010

My AccuWeather colleague, Jesse Ferrell, just tweeted copies of our forecast maps for the 2010 record Boxing Day Blizzard.  Here is what we forecast on December 22 for a storm that began in the NYC area Christmas evening.




And, here is what occurred:

Forecast from LAST YEAR at this time. Not a current forecast.
Jesse tells the full story of our forecasts here.

A frequent theme of this blog is how reliable forecasts of all types of major storms have become. We (and, in this case, Mayor Bloomberg) ignore them at our peril!

Fortunately, nothing like this is in our forecasts for the contiguous 48 states for Christmas, 2011.'

NOTE: I had an incorrect graphic up earlier. Fixed now. Apologize for the error.

1 comment:

  1. JUST WISHING EVERYONE A MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL

    HOPEFULLY see you at BOXING DAY SEW IN

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