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article imageNYC Mayor de Blasio under fire from Al Roker for school decision

By Michael Krebs     Feb 15, 2014 in Politics
New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is keeping a low profile after weathering a storm of his own by keeping the public school system open during Thursday's blizzard and angering celebrity meteorologist Al Roker.

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You know you've done the wrong thing when you infuriate the weatherman. At least this is one of the take-aways for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio this week.
After deciding to keep the New York City public school system open, de Blasio became the subject of a Twitter rant by celebrity meteorologist Al Roker. The mayor has since stayed under the radar, canceling his only public appearance on Friday, according to a Newsday report.
Roker took to Twitter after learning of the mayor's decision to keep the schools open.
"It’s going to take some kid or kids getting hurt before this goofball policy gets changed,” Roker tweeted, as the LA Times reported.
The snowstorm, named Pax, was predicted to be one of the more severe weather events to hit the region, and the predictions proved accurate - as the large storm system dumped over a foot of snow on the tri-state area.
Mayor de Blasio was then forced to close schools early, and Roker again levied his tweets at the mayor's decisions.
“Is there no one there with any common sense?” Roker tweeted. “Long range De Blasio forecast: one term.”
Roker later apologized for the "one term" tweet, according to the Daily News.
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