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Historic blizzard forecasts were wrong, says US Weather Service

Published:Tuesday | January 27, 2015 | 4:59 PM
A man works to clear his car from snow after blizzard conditions today. - AP

The US National Weather Service (NWS) has admitted its forecasts were wrong, after predicting a "potentially historic blizzard" would strike.

The storm piled deep snow on Connecticut and Massachusetts, but New York City was largely spared.

The city's mayor, Bill de Blasio, defended claims he had overreacted to warnings, saying he had only acted on the information available.

Blizzard warnings remain along the coast from Long Island to Maine.

In a post on its Facebook page the NWS said "Rapidly deepening winter storms are very challenging to predict."

It claims the storm has moved further east and will be departing faster than its initial forecasts.

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