Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York is creating the nation's most advanced weather detection system, but meteorologists say his weather service is unlikely to live up to his expectations.
The Democratic governor says the National Weather Service was "off" on its predictions for the storm that dumped 7 feet of snow on parts of the Buffalo area. He says the state's $18.7 million weather monitoring system will allow for more precise detection of weather patterns.
But meteorologists say that while the system will measure current conditions to assess the risk of short-term events like flooding, it won't be able to forecast snowfall days in advance.
To do that, they say, the state would need monitors outside of New York—and a supercomputer to calculate complicated weather models.
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