Sunday, February 27, 2011
All week, I could hear everyone saying. Snow levels down to 500 feet. Cold, winter storm headed our way. Oooh! So by Saturday morning, I was just itching for snow flurries and figuring out how to make do-it-yourself ice-scrapers (old credit card?). But the weekend came and went and as of Sunday evening, the snow level looked like it's a good 3500 feet -- nowhere near the forecasted level. In fact, it was downright sunny Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. So, why is the public more tolerant of errors in weather forecasting? I doubt they even come close to a 90% accuracy. Nonetheless, the weekend weather brought some amazing cloud patterns to the Los Angeles basin as can be seen in the photo above taken on the 210 freeway somewhere in San Dimas.