While snow in NJ isn't unusual, snow in early December is not common. Today is the second day in three days we're experiencing snow. On Sunday, forecasters in our area called for a "dusting to an inch" of snow. No one was concerned. This is what we got:
In our town, we received about 8-10 inches of snow, depending on where you measured. Yesterday, local forecasters apologized profusely for getting it wrong.
They proceeded to forecast another storm for today. 4-6 inches of snow to accumulate while we'd be in school and at work. All of the schools in the region took the warning pretty seriously since there were many accidents on Sunday from people being caught off guard; schools around the area called the first snow day of the year. This morning, all of our local new stations and even Good Morning America were preempted by local weather reporters out in the snow. While the roads may be slippery, it's now 1 o'clock and the forecast has changed. The new forecast is 1-3" of snow in our area. Again, our weather forecasters failed us. Wonder what they will say this time? Another sorry? (Maybe because I am posting this, the storm will increase in intensity and dump another 10 inches on my complaining behind.)
The kids will now be in school until June 20, 2014. They are having fun today and we are home safe, but I believe there will be major bellyaching come June when everyone has had it with school, teachers included.
Hope you are safe, wherever you are.