ALDEN, N.Y.- During a press conference Saturday afternoon Governor Cuomo had some criticism for the National Weather Service and its forecast of the storm.
Cuomo said the Weather Service did not indicate that the heavy snow bands would remain stationary and blast South Buffalo and the Southtowns with the incredible rate of snowfall.
Cuomo said that's part of the reason why New York State is building its own linked weather forecasting system that will be superior to any other state system in the country.
"No one had an idea that it was gonna be that much snow that fast. Snow coming down at the rate of about five inches an hour. No one had an idea. The weather service was off. By the way, I said this in my state of the state last year we're putting in our own weather detection system," said Cuomo.
2 On Your Side contacted the Buffalo office of the National Weather Service for comment, but they told us they want to see the full text of the Governor's comments before issuing any reaction.