The “blizzard” in NYC had us worried that we wouldn’t get back into the US when we had scheduled to. But, I think what ended up happening underscores that the best handle meteorologists have on the weather is only a few hours before it actually happens. They have an incredibly tough job and are only as good as the software/services they can afford that crunches the numbers for them.
Origins for things are important. Too many people simply do not care of what they say — even if the origins of what they are saying they would likely not agree with or want to promote. A few really small examples; deuce (see second definition), the word panic, Christmas.