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Friday, December 09, 2005
By 7:30 a.m., Center City was already seeing rain and slush.
Friday's Forecast: A Bit Overblown
The storm ended earlier than expected and dumped less snow, as Philadelphia streets were slushy by 8 a.m. By 8:30, radar showed the storm was nearly out of Pennsylvania.
Once again, hype fed Philly panic. People went to work early, hoping to beat the storm, and wound braving the worst of the conditions. Schools closed, when opening a couple of hours late would have been fine.
Were you annoyed? Did you waste time and energy leaving early? Should schools should have just opened late?
Or are you so cynical about forecasts, you're happy if they're within a couple hours and inches?