A blizzard that was forecast to set all-time snowfall records for the East Coast has turned out to be less severe than originally feared.
On Monday the National Weather Service warned of "crippling snowfall amounts" and potentially "life-threatening" blizzard conditions. However, the meteorologist in charge of the office for South Jersey, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Gary Szatkowski, issued a public apology on Twitter, saying the storm was a "big forecast miss" for most of the region.
Travel bans for New York and its surrounding counties, which were imposed as the storm bore down late Monday, were lifted Tuesday morning as the lack of deep snow became apparent.
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