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Meteorologists: Cuomo's weather claims are all wet

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Nov 29, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-24 11:41:52-05

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.

MORE | The National Weather Service provided a timeline of their forecast to refute Cuomo's claims

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.