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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Time: 1:40 PM

Danbury Fair Mall looks more like a ghost town this afternoon. Danbury Fair Mall: 02.10.10

Will this be the blizzard of the year or just the hype of the year?

The city of Danbury is under a level one emergency as a snow storm is blowing through the area. Although the storm is off to a slow start, forecasters are saying don't be fooled.
Storm Team 8's Dr. Mel says high winds and heavy snow could make for white-out conditions. As much as a foot of snow is expected in some areas.

"It's a slow mover," Dr. Mel said at Noon.

We'll have to wait and see if the forecasters are right.

UPDATE 3:00 PM: Well, where is all the snow? Lets take a look at the hype:
Six to 16 inches of snow could blanket the region by tonight, Fox 61 meteorologist Joe Furey said.

Light to moderate snowfall began earlier this morning and will pick up about noon today, growing heavier and steadier as the day goes on. Little accumulation was reported this morning.

Winds of up to 40 miles per hour will be felt along the coast, while inland, residents will face gusts of about 30 miles per hour.

"We're going to see heavy winds, with near blizzard-like conditions along the coast," Furey said. "The brunt of the storm is going to be this afternoon."

Dr. Mel's weather blog post entitled "Now, our day has come":
In any case, upwards of a foot of snow may fall statewide. A good 12 hour period of heavy snow will fall, and winds could gust over 40 mph. It should begin during the wee hours of Wednesday. It will be a classic moderate to heavy snowstorm.

Here's a video clip of Osborne Street as of 3:15 THIS AFTERNOON.

In my opinion, based on what I saw this afternoon, it seems like this storm was more hype than anything else.

UPDATE 3:30 P.M.: Finally, one forecaster is owning up to the the obvious...that they dropped the ball on this storm.
When your forecast is wrong you just need to man up and pull back. We try our best but it's an imperfect science. We understand that people close schools and businesses and money is lost when we're forecasting a foot of snow. None of us take that responsibility lightly. We messed up on this one, it's time to admit it and say sorry.

UPDATE 5:20 P.M.: During the 5 o'clock edition of WTNH's news broadcast, Meteorologist Geoff Foxx stepped up and apologized to the public for providing an incorrect forecast and released an updated snow prediction.

Although the snow was MUCH less than what was predicted yesterday, precaution is always the right approach when dealing with inclimate weather.

Click here for hour to hour weather updates

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