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Overreacting to weather forecasts

December 23, 2013 - Bennet Goldstein

It’s amazing how many of us overreact when we think “the big snowstorm” is on its way. With forecasts for several inches of snow overnight Saturday, I saw store after store full of people just before the snow hit. But then, after the snow fell and we realized it wasn’t that bad, many of us were out and about on Sunday. I guess we just want to make sure we are not trapped at home for more than a day without our favorite flavor of Chex Mix. I can admit I was already making plans to be home bound Sunday. But when I realized it was actually somewhat safe to travel, I got out and about on Sunday. Yes, the media plays into this as well. When we are bombarded on the news about how such a storm could put us at a standstill, we tend to get a little scared. I just figured most of us are used to storms like this by now, but when the first “big one” of the season comes we tend to overreact.



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