Wash Post's Jason Samenow: "The Weather Service, which has a mission to protect life and property, may have felt it was best serving the public by stressing the worst-case scenario for the big cities. But it’s a risky strategy that can cost credibility. Trust is so important in weather prediction because, when it is eroded, the public may take forecasts less seriously in life-or-death situations."
Climate Depots' Marc Morano reacts: "We have now officially expanded the era of 'fake news' to include 'fake weather.' The public expects scientifically accurate and up to the minute forecasts, not calculated politically dubious forecasts that hide the truth."
"The NWS's primary function is to inform the public in situations like this, not make forecasts based on how to best influence public behavior. It is not the "National Psychiatric Service", but the National WEATHER Service. The NWS has taken it upon themselves to decide that the public was unable to hand the truth about the 2017 Blizzard Bust."
“First we were told ‘global warming’ means less snow, but then we had record snowfalls in recent winters and they changed the memo to ‘global warming’ means more snow. Now we are being told that ‘global warming’ is causing more snow and less snow — all at the same time,” said Climate Depot’s Marc Morano. “There is no way to falsify the ‘global warming’ claims if every weather event proves the case.”
As Mr. Morano put it, “This latest snowstorm is a typical late-winter nor’easter. Relax, stay safe and enjoy Mother Nature at her finest.”