Mea Culpa: NWS Meteorologist Apologizes for Billion Dollar Juno Forecast Flub

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

I gotta give Gary Szatkowski, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, credit for admitting that he screwed the pooch on Juno:

All the same, NWS can’t put the genie back in the bottle after this one. 

Isn’t it amazing how one guy – or a small group of guys and gals – can send out some tweets and cost us all dearly?

Salt and plowing aren’t cheap. Over-preparation for Juno fed by taxpayer-subsidized NWS forecasts is likely to cost hundreds of millions of dollars cumulatively for affected states, figures which do not include the economic impact on businesses that shuttered needlessly. 

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4 thoughts on “Mea Culpa: NWS Meteorologist Apologizes for Billion Dollar Juno Forecast Flub

  1. Same people who make up thse forecasts are the ones predicting the end of the world from global warming. They cant predict what will happen one day away bt make predictions years away. Theie models are just not accurate.The weather and climate is just too complex for eve the mopst powerful computers and models.

  2. So, How made “private” and for profit meteorologists and corporate forecasting entities disagreed with him in a meaningful way? Why don’t you list them and their record. I guess to err on the side of being “conservative” doesn’t count.

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