National Weather Service meteorologist apologizes for ‘big forecast miss’

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (PIX11) -- National Weather Service meteorologist Gary Szatkowski apologizes for "big forecast miss."

On Monday, forecasts in the NYC area predicted "easily" two feet, possibly reaching three feet.  A state of emergency was declared in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as people rushed to stock up on supplies as officials warned of a "potentially historic" storm.

Had those snow predictions been accurate, the blizzard would have been one of the worst in NYC's history.

By Tuesday morning, it was clear these estimates were inaccurate. Central Park only measured 6 inches of snow.  No one, apparently, felt worse than this National Weather Service meteorologist at Mount Holly:

However, Suffolk County is expected to get the brunt of the storm, with 14 to 24 inches of snow possible along with blizzard winds around 30 mph.

Though they have recieved a torrent of criticism for shutting down transit, Mayor De Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have argued zealous plans succeeded in keeping citizens safe, and helped get public transit up and running faster than if they had not prepared.