First of all the storm named Juno’s gone….
Left about a 8″ to 12″ around my way….MUCH less than 2′ to 3′ …..
For those who actually listened to the weather people….(Who where also defensive about the worst storm of the century bullshit)
For those who just listened to the politician’s?
The question…..Where’s the rest?
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did HIS presser and told everyone HE was closing ALL the roads downstate….The guy didn’t tell the Mayors or county Executives about this in advance…
They aren’t happy….Nor where most people on facebook and twitter last night….
Actually most people did Not drive….But some did and the local cops weren’t really looking at those who did is dispite of the Governor’s orders….(He ain’t their boss)….
New Yorkers just took out their shovels and snow blower’s and dug out….
It was quiet around town…But things will be moving back to normal tomorrow….
Mayor de Blasio barely got a heads up about Gov. Cuomo’s decision to shut down the subway system — not the first time he hasn’t had much warning about what the governor is up to.
“We did not get a lot of advance notice,” de Blasio admitted when asked Tuesday if Cuomo gave him notice.
De Blasio’s office later said he found out at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, about 15 minutes before Cuomo went on TV to tell the rest of the city.
For his part, De Blasio insisted he wasn’t upset about the late notice, saying the runup to the storm required quick decision-making.
“All the meteorologists were (saying) 2 feet or even more, and very fast accumulation,” he said. “So I think in that atmosphere everyone was trying to make quick decisions, and the right decision.”
Mayor de Blasio found out about subway closures just minutes before everyone else did.
And the mayor’s spokeswoman said that the decision to shut the trains down wasn’t made until around 4:15 p.m., under the recommendation of MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast. The MTA is controlled by Cuomo.
“We understand that a 4:45 p.m. announcement of a closing at 11 p.m. is relatively short notice but we wanted to get the best, most timely information before we made the decision and the public clearly got the message,” said Melissa DeRosa, Cuomo’s communications director.
It’s not the first time Cuomo has surprised the mayor with a major announcement on short notice.
In the wake of the blizzard that wasn’t, New Yorkers on Tuesday were asking how the weather forecasters could have been so wrong.
The answer, the forecasters say — and they are backed up by atmospheric scientists who do not have any reason to be defensive — is that they were not so wrong. Computer models predicted that the storm would become extremely powerful, which it did, but the intensification occurred 50 to 100 miles east of where the preferred model predicted it would.
The models “were all on board with this idea that parts of the Northeast would get this wild storm,” said Todd Miner, a meteorologist with AccuWeather in State College, Pa. “But as always, the devil is in the details.”
“There was always a question of how far west blizzard conditions would extend,” he added. In this case the model that was favored by most forecasters showed New York City falling within the western boundary, when actually it ended up outside it.
Of course, the definition of a “right” and “wrong” is all in the eyes of the beholder. What can seem accurate for a forecaster can feel like a blown call to people who are affected. There is also the inevitable head-scratching from those who wonder, given the advanced state of technology in so many aspects of our lives, how predictions of historic blizzards can fizzle so quickly.