Give 'em a break - it's not as easy as it looks

screen-shot-2015-01-27-at-12-55-57-pm1 After waking up to the most anticlimatic Penn alert text at 5 in the morning, everyone was treated to a day where each class began with some slipshod remark about the non-existant blizzard and how bad meteorologists are at their job. While I was as disappointed as the next student while I day-dreamed in class about what I would be doing instead of class that day, this Fivethirtyeight article is a good reminder that predicting the weather is extremely hard.