The gross overreaction of the media and segments of the general public to an extremely low amount of predicted snowfall (or flurries). This overreaction tends to dull otherwise competant people into making foolish decisions.
People clearing the shelves of perishable food (not canned food) when there is a potential of a Snowdeath. However, if a storm did occur, the food could go bad due to a loss of power.
The media running crawls of the Snowdeath on the bottom of the television screen and well as breaking into broadcasting when snow does actually fall. The media also sends TEAMS of reporters to cover flurries falling throughout a fifteen county area, just to be SURE we are SAFE.
An Emergency Manager sounding the tornado siren to warn of impending doom, er, Snowdeath (flurries).