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The Winter Storm That Wasn’t

After a lot (a lot!) of hype, very little snow fell.

The storm scheduled to hit our region Sunday and Monday was much-hyped. The Weather Channel named it “Titan.” philly.com’s John Bolaris was pretty sure this would be the area’s biggest March snowfall ever.

At times, meteorologists were calling for a hefty 8 to 12 inches of snow for eastern Pennsylvania.

Multiple school districts in the Philadelphia region cancelled Monday classes on Sunday night.

In the end, “Titan” was kind of a dud, as winter storms go.

Though multiple people reported to Patch that area roads were slick Monday morning, most areas received only a dusting of snow.

The storm was so inconsequential in the Lehigh Valley that the National Weather Service didn’t activate spotter services, and recorded no official snowfall totals for the area.

What do you think about much-hyped winter storms? Should schools cancel classes based on predictions alone? Let us know in the comments below, and take our poll above!

rich March 04, 2014 at 08:58 AM
these weatherman don't know their rear from a hole in the ground until they look out the window real-time. All week, expecting a great storm. Day before, it started to change. Then NOTHING. Do the morons apologize? No, they just go on with their commercials--"the best technology, etc.,". What a joke. All morons.
Kaos8 March 04, 2014 at 04:39 PM
I did not even see a flurry of snow at my house. I can't believe all the days the kids in the Lehigh Valley have missed for school already. I know, I know- back in my day- up hill both ways in 10ft of snow... But, really- if it's cold out- make sure your kids are dressed appropriately for the weather. I honestly cannot remember missing school in the 80's for snow, and we definately got a ton more than we have seen here. This was the first real snow we have had in years and people act like the world is coming to an end. I realize they are saying road conditions for buses, the cold weather for the kids, yadda yadda. Why in the 70's, 80's and early 90's were we going to school with worse road and weather conditions? Are our kids that breakable and babied that they can't go to school in the snow? Are school buses in that bad a shape that they can't handle some bad weather? This is becoming ridiculous!
Kaos8 March 04, 2014 at 04:43 PM
A parent I know actually told me- "well of course they closed school - it was below freezing outside and kids should not have been outside for buses" - ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

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