Summary recap as of 9 a.m. on Thursday.This appears to be a particularly challenging forecast for the ensemble given questions regarding the type of precipitation and the timing of a changeover to sleet and snow. KSTP (channel 5) is now the most bullish on snow totals with a forecast of 3 to 5 inches (most in the west metro). Others generally call for an inch or two of sleet and snow. If you'd like to receive tweets on the sleet, follow us on Twitter.
WCCO: About an inch with some sleet
KSTP: 3-5 inches, highest west metro
FOX: Not much in the metro. Could be an inch or two and much of that would be sleet.
KARE: 1-3 inches
Star Tribune: MSP Metro: 1" of ice (sleet/freezing rain), then 1-2" of snow Friday night
MPR: “The track of the second low over the Twin Cities on New Year's Eve places the heaviest snow into west central Minnesota.” Snow/sleet indicated for Twin Cities but no specifics on accumulation
NWS: Sleet accumulation up to 1 inch. Ice accumulation around one tenth of an inch.