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Old 02-01-2015, 12:42 PM
 
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I cant tell on weather.com how much snow Columbus is getting. We have to fly n Monday around 2pm. Any idea how much snow will be on the ground? Will driving be difficult from CMH? Any comments appreciated ! Thanks
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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Not that bad so far. Maybe 2-4 in central Ohio. Much more going north.
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:42 PM
 
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Virtually none. Been raining all day and temps near 40. But it will be 20 tomorrow.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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No snow on the ground anymore after all that rain yesterday.

Forecasters blew it this time like usual...Fri they were saying 6-10 inches...and we wound up getting no snow and all rain. They did a good job salting the roads so ice is not a problem after the temp drop last night.
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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No snow on the ground anymore after all that rain yesterday.

Forecasters blew it this time like usual...Fri they were saying 6-10 inches...and we wound up getting no snow and all rain. They did a good job salting the roads so ice is not a problem after the temp drop last night.
At no time in the actual forecast was the call for 6-10 around Columbus. I don't know about tv mets, but the NWS didn't. Even the watch, which is just a watch, not a warning, didn't call for that much, and as the storm approached, the watch just became an advisory with a mix at best, and that's about what Columbus received.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:41 PM
 
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The NWS app on my phone breaks the forecast up into day and night, at some point I added the totals up for Sunday, Sunday night and Monday, this came to 5-8 inches by Monday morning in Columbus. Pretty sure this was on Friday because by Sat AM it was down to 3-5". So yes at one time the NWS was predicting 6+. And at least one of the local stations forecast 6-12" total, this was probably Thursday night or Friday morning.

Seems like all weather outlets now predict the worst possible scenario, particulaly several days out. But every forecast I saw made mention of the fact that this is 48-36-24 hours away, the storm track may vary, its possible to see more rain than snow, etc.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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I just don't understand the need to overhype these storms...eventually it's like the boy who cried wolf.

The NWS did the same thing on that east coast storm...said NYC would get 2 feet plus...forcing the leadership to issue travel bans, shut the subway and bus system down costing taxpayers millions...and they got 5"...could have remained open w/ no real issues at all.

I've been in Columbus for a couple yrs, and also lived here from 1997 to 2005. We've in all that time never had a big snow. 10" is the biggest one I've seen and that was Feb 2003. Even last winter...as bad as it was, I think 7 or 8" was the biggest single snow event. We just had a lot of them between 3" and 6".
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Hialeah, Florida
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I just don't understand the need to overhype these storms...eventually it's like the boy who cried wolf.

The NWS did the same thing on that east coast storm...said NYC would get 2 feet plus...forcing the leadership to issue travel bans, shut the subway and bus system down costing taxpayers millions...and they got 5"...could have remained open w/ no real issues at all.

I've been in Columbus for a couple yrs, and also lived here from 1997 to 2005. We've in all that time never had a big snow. 10" is the biggest one I've seen and that was Feb 2003. Even last winter...as bad as it was, I think 7 or 8" was the biggest single snow event. We just had a lot of them between 3" and 6".
The people doing the actual weather forecasting are not over-hyping or forcing anybody to do anything.
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