It was still a major snowstorm. Just not here.
Their weather predictions were much more calm during the show than they had been during the previous 48 hours. NBC10, along with other local news stations - as well as online outlets and some newspapers, had trumpeted the pending doom that would arrive here with the MEGA SNOWSTORM for nearly two days before they finally acknowledged it would be a bust.
And that left some people complaining about weather coverage in the news.
One guy tweeted: "I know ratings are more important than accuracy..... But you guys really cost a lot of people money & time."
Many other people were not so nice.
News people began responding very quickly via twitter:
Some took to Facebook to express their feelings:
"The bottom line: you just can't win," wrote 6ABC anchor Matt O'Donnell. "I know. It's part of the business. You expect us to be right, and that's what we aim to do. We were not. But I think given we were on the lower end of predicted snow totals, claims that we aimed to hype this storm just don't make sense."
He then apologized and wrote, "This is a real bummer for a news guy who wants nothing more than to be accurate, objective, and to make complete sense."
Do the people have a right to be angry? Did the news outlets hype the storm?
Or is the community expecting too much from weather people? The weather people are just putting forth the best information they have, aren't they?
Either way, will you ever believe the weather people again?
Do situations like this ultimately make all journalists look bad?