That’s what HANRadio personality Rob Adams asked Jacob Meisel of swctweather.com on the web radio station’s stormcast Tuesday morning. Essentially, Mr. Meisel said, forecasters relied too heavily on one weather model when they predicted a blizzard of “historic” proportions. The storm’s behavior was also difficult to track.
“What happened is that our most accurate model predicted the historic blizzard,” he said, adding it was “accurate on run after run.” He was referring to the European weather model, which tends to be very accurate in the winter, he said. But there were “a lot of other models,” not quite as accurate, that predicted lower snowfall totals.