Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sleet Seems to be the Word for Friday

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.


  1. metro snows increasing for friday(besides kstp),NWS just issued winter weather advisory for tommorrow in metro(1-4 inches) winter storm warning not far from metro,with so much indecision and model difficulties with this wont be surprised to see the warning area expanded and 6 inch totals getting inside the loop like i said yesterday,keep an eye on that radar when precip. starts tommorrow

  2. Hey bill.....big daddy may be on to something,just checked, winter storm warning posted for we all know thats only an hour away.something to watch a little close for my taste.