The Storm did form. It is a blizzard. It is producing huge amounts of snow. The storm is not weaker thus snow amounts were lowered. Forecaster's did not blow this storm. I mean the storm is there. Take a look at the radar picture at 6:38 am this Tu morning.
But why did NYC and Philly and East PA not get their snow? The capture occurred closer to Cape Cod, rather than Cape May.
This resulted in the storm being 100 miles further east, and less snow. For us, yes I was overdone by about 3" but considering how much fell in central PA about 30 miles west of here, I don't think I did so bad. At least I did not call for 24"!
On to the rest of the week:
Today: light flurries and snow showers ending. Maybe a coating to an 1/2". Cold. Some clearing late as winds pick up from the NW. High: 28. Low: 12.
Wednesday: Sun and clouds. Breezy. Cold. High: 26. Low: 8.
Thursday: Increasing clouds. Light snow arriving mid-afternoon through the evening hours. 1-2". Cold. High: 27. Low: 27 (temps holding steady or slightly rising at night)
Friday: Sun and clouds. Becoming much colder with temps falling through the 20s. Lows down to 5.
Saturday: Sunshine. Nice cold midwinter day. High: 18. Low: 2.
Sunday: Thickening clouds with snow arriving in the afternoon and continuing into the overnight. Several inches of snow is possible. Some ice is also possible. Not as cold. High: 26. Low: 30 (yes, temps will hold or rise into Mon morning).
Stay warm and safe.
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.