What's up with the Nor'easter hype? I know that once in a while we get that “perfect storm” and that's cause for some attention. But last night while watching the TV news, I thought the end of the world was surely coming. Winds gusting to 40 mph and 1 to 2 inches of rain possible. Hey guys, this has happened before many times. In fact, there have been some winter storms that have brought gusts of up to 60 miles an hour! After all, this is New England, we're a hearty bunch, or so I thought. Granted, those who live on the ocean have a legitimate concern with beach erosion, and that is something to be taken seriously. But this morning when I saw a TV reporter doing a live shot form the Mass Turnpike about how slow the traffic was and how we should really take it easy on the road today, I really had to scratch my head. Aren't we supposed to save that kind of reporting for when we have a foot or so of snow? And traffic is always slow during the morning commute anyway. Plus the sun began to poke out and the rain had pretty much stopped. It was a fast moving storm and it was over in a matter of hours. We've got some of the best news outlets and meteorologists in the country. But perhaps in the future, we should save the hype for when it's truly appropriate.
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