The Great Blizzard of 2016

New York is getting whacked! Who expected this?

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Comments (6)

(6) Lisa, January 29, 2016 5:49 AM

Too judgemental!!!

I didn't see anything wrong w the forecast!!

I think as an observant Jew you know no one can really forecast the weather!

I live in Rockland surprises here.
They said it was going to snow...& snow it did!!

A bit surprised at your view on the weathermen.....!

(5) Richard, January 28, 2016 1:15 AM

You've changed the picture on the wall behind Rabbi Salomon

You've changed the picture on the wall behind Rabbi Salomon !
Did you do that to see if we noticed? Well we did!

(4) Miriam's Mom, January 26, 2016 10:23 PM

great lesson for life

Thanks, Miriam!!!

I loved Rabbi Salomon's analogy equating the meteorologists' predictions of the blizzard into a lesson for life.

(3) Dick Dennis, January 24, 2016 7:47 PM

Talking about being wrong . . .

Being wrong is nothing new for the prognosticators here in southern California. They are ALWAYS wrong, especially when we WANT rain (forget snow). For every little excuse they predict rain in the middle of this drought. And when not even a drop falls, there is not a hint of an apology. In fact, they make believe it never happened. Would you believe I,for one, long for a smidgen of what you guys on the east coast are getting.

(2) Sidney, January 24, 2016 5:35 PM

Right On and rember your 2015 - "The Blizzard that Wasn’t"

Just the opposite of LAST YEAR (and I rewatched that podcast). At least the MTA this time kept the underground lines running.
Being that it was Shabbat(h) I don't know when they started realizing how wrong they were.
Here are my last year's comments:
Rabbi I agree with you fully on this one with regard to the haughtiness of the weathermen.
The MTA (a NY state agency) was not much better shutting down even the completely underground portions of the NYC subway system (the first time for snow) rather than coming up with a contingency plan for limited local track service (so that the unused cars do not have to be outside but can be stored on the express tracks underground).
However sometimes the weatherman gets unjustified blame for snow. Remember that on average an inch of rain equals 10 inches of snow. If he/she predicts 3 inches of rain and it turns out to be only 1.5 hardly anyone says "boo." However in terms of show that is 15 inches versus the predicted 30 inches!!

(1) Miriam, January 24, 2016 5:30 PM

Best lesson ever

Admitting, whether fault or being incorrect, is a skill my parents, especially my mother, taught me from a young age. Not only was I taught to admit, but also to say "I'm not sure" or "I don't know" when appropriate. A situation came up recently and my son's teacher heard me tell my son I was wrong about something I had previously told him. She gave me a huge hug, telling me that was one of the best lessons I could model for a young child. Thanks Mom!


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