People often ask me if I'm ever in a bad mood. On TV I'm described as perky, energetic, optimistic and upbeat.
I slept late today. I knew I wasn't going to see any white on the ground when I woke up. My forecast on Thursday called for 2"-4". On Friday, 1"-3", Saturday at 2 AM a coating to 1". The storm had trouble organizing. The atmosphere was getting robbed by a much stronger area of lift and energy south of the coastal low. The storm is also further southeast bringing most of the significant snowfall to southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
I want you to know that this isn't an easy job. I punish myself when the forecast falls apart. I'll be cranky all day. I feel like I let you down. But I think in this case, I'm punishing myself for no good reason. I did everything I could. I gave my best forecast every step of the way. I spent hours analyzing computer models and having weather discussions with my colleagues Geoff Fox, Bob Cox (WTIC NewsTalk 1080), Joe Furey, Dan Amrante and even yesterday Ryan Hanrahan from channel 30 (we went to college together).
This is not a perfect science. But I still take a busted forecast personally.