I have lived in Wilmington all of my life and I have never known Jerry Jackson to over-hype snow. If anything, he is a lot more cautious about snow predictions than the other meteorologists in the area. He hates it. He doesn't get excited about it and he doesn't get anyone's hopes up about it. In addition to that, he is the best meteorologist in the area.
In 1998 Hurricane Bonnie came through Wilmington. All other meteorologists, including The Weather Channel, insisted that it was going to pass us. Jerry and the others at WWAY kept telling us that it was going to turn at the last minute and get us.
I do agree that the kids could have gone to school on Tuesday, but I would rather err on the side of caution when it comes to our children.
I would like to know how you feel about all that freezing rain and sleet they were "hyping" up. I don't know how things have been in Wilmington today, but just tonight the Brunswick County Sheriff's office has alerted us about two traffic accidents within the last couple of hours. One is an overturned car the other one is car that hit a light pole. We have also been warned that their have been accidents on the Sunset Beach bridge and that no traffic will be allowed until DOT is able to address the ice.
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