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Weather Service Predicts Snow Thursday; Hamptonites Skeptical

After botching the forecast for Monday—when a wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet failed to come to fruition—the National Weather Service’s predictions for snow Thursday are being met with skepticism.

Up to 8 inches of snow accumulation was originally predicted for Saturday though Tuesday, February 10, but nothing of the sort arrived, much to the chagrin of thousands of people who spent $10 on a 40-pound bag of ice melt.

On Monday, February 9, the weather service stated there was a 100% chance of precipitation that morning. But, apparantly, they were not 100% about that 100%. When no rain or snow came that morning, the forecast was revised to a 60% chance that afternoon and evening.

Now the weather service says snow is coming to the East End Thursday, mostly after noon, with an 80% chance of precipitation. Accumulation of 1 to 2 inches of snow is said to be possible.

Snow is also likely Thursday night mainly before midnight, with 2 to 4 inches possible, according to the weather service. We’ll believe it when we see it.

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