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New York Expects More Snow This Week From Winter Storm Linus

Submitted by on January 31, 2015 – 4:08 pmNo Comment

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of the Northeast for the end of this weekend moving into Monday, with New York City predicted to get 5-10 inches of snow and additional iciness from Winter Storm Linus. But forecasters and city officials are still apologizing for the inaccurate predictions of Winter Storm Juno, which caused much of the city to shut down for what eventually amounted to just a few inches of snow.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio called the storm potentially “historic” in a press conference, and made the rare move of shutting down the city’s public transportation completely hours before the storm reached its peak. When the historic storm did not materialize, as a sort of mea culpa, the mayor recorded himself reading an article from the satirical newspaper The Onion, poking fun at his own doomsday-like predictions.

The city has been hit by storms necessitating such drastic measures, such as Superstorm Sandy.

In a more serious apology, a head meteorologist at the National Weather Service offered his “deepest apologies” to elected officials and the public via Twitter. Experts have since explained that the storm shifted just a few dozen miles to the east, resulting in drastic accumulation changes that missed New York and Philadelphia, while hitting New England hard.

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