The issue was that the models developed the low on the wrong front. The main low ended up on the arctic front which was missed until a few days before the storm was to hit. I do believe the Euro figured it out first and DT, Dr gray and a few other pro Mets felt the situation was primed for a big east coast storm. When the Euro showed it first on the arctic front the US forecasters still did not believe it until the American models finally picked up in the right set up just a few days before it hit. That is what I recall.