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If You Can’t Stand Weather Forecasters (Especially After This Week’s Misplaced Snow Hysteria), Weatherman Sends Out Just the Message You Need


"You made a lot of tough decisions expecting us to get it right, and we didn't."

Image via National Weather Service/Twitter

They said an "historic" snowstorm was coming — but then, for folks in southern New Jersey, the actual snowfall was underwhelming.

Weather forecasters may have gotten things a little wrong, but at least one forecaster was quick with something unexpected: a mea culpa.

Gary Szatkowski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey, issued an apology early Tuesday after snowfall estimates were drastically reduced.

"My deepest apologies to many key decision makers and so many members of the general public," Szatkowski tweeted. "You made a lot of tough decisions expecting us to get it right, and we didn't. Once again, I'm sorry."

The remorseful meteorologist issued his apology, along with clarifications of snowfall amounts, before the National Weather Service had finished its new graphics reflecting the updated estimates.

He tweeted the revised snowfall estimates graphics once they were done...

...and while some on Twitter harangued him for his mistake, many others appreciated his candor, prompting him to tweet his thanks for the understanding.

He also thanked Mother Nature for sending at least a little snow his way.

Follow Zach Noble (@thezachnoble) on Twitter

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