VIRGINIA CLOWN SHOW UPDATE: Meteorologist says transportation officials ignored forecasts, leading to I-95 disaster.
The chief meteorologist for Accuweather criticized transportation officials for effectively ignoring forecasts of a winter storm that hit the mid-Atlantic on Monday morning, saying engineers had adequate warning and could have prevented the I-95 gridlock.
Accuweather’s Jonathan Porter provided screenshots showing that his team predicted six to 10 inches of snowfall in the Washington, D.C., area. Up to 10 inches of snow ultimately fell across the D.C. metropolitan area, according to The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang, marking the highest total the region has seen since Jan. 2019 and one of the biggest snowfalls on record in the city.
To be fair though, why bother checking the weather? All the best people assured us ages ago that: Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past.