It wasn't as bad as the hype machine made it out to be, on a broad perspective.
But for those whom it was bad, it was bad, and it sucked, and it still sucks.
The locals tend to cover it better, because they seem to actually cover it from a perspective to inform.
The Weather Channel covers it from a perspective to entertain and to sell ad slots.
The Weather Channel used to be a good network. Back when it was boring and it was just people standing in front of green screens, giving you the forecast, playing a little smooth jazz while you watch your own local forecast, and that was it.