What? A weather person got the forecast wrong? Crazy. For most of New York and New Jersey, what was supposed to be the Blizzard of 2015 turned into an average snowstorm instead.
There were forecasts that New York City and northern New Jersey could see 24 to 36 inches of snow from a storm described as “crippling” and “historic.”
By sunrise Tuesday, Central Park had only 6.3 inches of snow, with the National Weather Service acknowledging there might as little as 2 more inches on the way. Parts of New Jersey that had been in line for as much as 18 inches ended up with as little as 3 inches.
Gary Szatkowski, the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service’s office in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, stunned people Tuesday morning with a heartfelt apology for the blown forecast on Twitter.