Weather Forecast Fail – When They Get It So Wrong
Another weather forecast fail by Environment Canada, again.
So, here I went and got ready for the worst weather we were told we were going to get last Thursday, and it wasn’t even close to what they were forecasting. This is a weather forecast fail.
It all started on Wednesday when we got the weather warning on our weather apps and news stations. Even the New Brunswick Emergency Measures department posted on the site an upcoming winter storm that will be dumping a lot of snow on Thursday.
Wednesday 16 November 2022
Snowfall warning in effect for:
Fredericton and Southern York County
Significant snowfall of 15 to 30 cm expected beginning near noon.
Total snowfall: 10 to 15 cm over southwestern New Brunswick, and 15 to 25 cm over central and northern regions.
Locations: parts of New Brunswick.
Time span: this afternoon through late overnight tonight.
Remarks: Snow will begin in the southwest near noon today and spread to the central and northern areas this afternoon. Snowfall rates will be intense at times during this evening’s commute in many areas, leading to difficult driving conditions. As the low is now forecast to track slightly further north, areas of northwestern New Brunswick are now expected to see the most snow, with a faster changeover to rain and lesser snowfall amounts expected now in the extreme southwest.
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.
Snowfall warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NBstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NBStorm.
The map shows the areas that will be affected.
Yup, I’m in the red zone on that map there. I had better get things ready then. And so I did. The weather warning forecast states that we should expect up to 30cm of snow. Everyone was posting warnings all over Facebook and so on.
As always when we get these weather warnings, I get everything ready. I get the snowblower out and make sure it’s ready to get the job done. I get the generator ready in case of the usual power outage. I get water jugs filled, candles, and flashlights ready. The day of the big, “So-Called” snowstorm arrives, and this is what we get. LOL! This is what you call a Weather forecast FAIL! This is what it looks like when they get it so wrong.
The video evidence.
It never fails
It never fails for me. If I don’t be proactive and get ready for things like this, the worst would happen. If I am proactive and get the things done that need to be done, nothing ends up happening.
It’s like when you go and put the air conditioning into the window because the weather is getting warmer outside and when you get it in there and your all setup, the weather goes back to being really cold outside after you finished getting everything all set up for the summer.
Well, that’s pretty much how I felt after Thursday evening rolled around I was ready to move some snow and there wasn’t even a centimeter worth on the ground. That is a weather forecast fail if I ever saw one.
Why even bother trying sometimes, right?