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.
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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.