Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Min'NoSnow'ta for Thursday

The near-unanimous consensus for Thursday afternoon/evening is a forecast of flurries. FOX still provides for the possibility of an inch of snow in the metro. Although it now appears to be a substantially snowless Thursday, this non-event will still be graded because so much attention was focused on the possibility of snow for the last several days. We've also included a few comments related to the extended forecast as detailed by several weather outlets. Remember to follow us on Twitter for forecaster updates and related comments.

WCCO: Little or no snow from metro north and east. Extended period of dry weather ahead.

KSTP: Maybe some flurries. No snow until possibly the middle of next week.

FOX: “Maybe up to an inch of snow here in the metro.”

KARE: "If we see any snow, it would be in the southwest metro and be less than an inch.
We’ll most likely add to our snow total before the end of the month. As we get out to New Year’s, there may be a more significant big storm headed to the Upper Midwest."

Star Tribune: Flurries. "It's pretty far off, but the GFS model is hinting at a potentially significant snowfall between New Year's Eve and roughly January 3, over 1.5" liquid. If it verifies (too early to tell) it could be a big, new pile of additional snow."

NWS: 30-40% chance of snow Thursday and Thursday night. No accumulation mentioned.

MPR: Snow sliding off to southwest of metro (from Tuesday a..m. update)


  1. It might miss us, but this is going to make one hell of a storm for the South and East Coast. Reminds me of the 1993 Superstorm. If it takes the right track, 20 to 40" is possible in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic areas.

  2. Here's some respectable coverage of the current thinking for the Washington DC area. Will be interesting to see what happens.

  3. This morning, most outlets have pushed this storm back northeast a hundred miles or more and have larger snow totals in the SW suburbs. A quick scan of the changes people are thinking this morning before the storm could be interesting.

    Another great site, especially for long range estimates of snowy weather is . He's an individual private forecaster, based out of the U.P. so he's a bit more focused on that area and Lake Superior lake effect, but he also does a very good job of letting people know well ahead of time what the long range models are saying, even if they have a chance of bouncing around a bit.

  4. Thanks, Erik. I've gone ahead and provided a new post for the revised forecasts. Thanks also for noting the johndee site.