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The original item was published from 12/14/2017 9:16:59 AM to 12/26/2017 12:00:02 AM.

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Social Media and Winter Weather

Perhaps you have seen a recent alarming post on Facebook regarding a potential storm coming to our area around this Christmas.

The fact of the matter is that the graphic in question was ONE run on ONE model…and that some days ago. This is simply alarmist reporting, not good meteorology. Here is a statement from the Springfield Office of the NWS regarding the post in question, and, any other such you may see pop up from time to time. For me, the key is to check multiple sources for agreement before I post any potentially alarming weather statement…especially a statement that reaches much beyond seven days out.


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