WCCO: A- Initially suggested accumulating snow in SW MN and was behind others in providing the "inches" forecast. However, they did get it right with their last forecast.
KSTP: A Well done.
FOX: B+ The consistent 1 to 3 inch forecast was a bit on the low side.
KARE: A- Was a little on the low side with accumulations on Saturday night but rallied to get it right by Sunday night.
Star Tribune: B Was slow to consider that this snow would be anything than "a very light accumulation." Suggested "shovelable amounts" would be along the Minnesota River Valley through Saturday.
MPR: A- MPR does not provide updates to its weather blog on the weekends except in cases of major storms. Therefore, it's a little hard to grade in the same fashion as the other weather outlets. However, MPR identified the potential for a 3+-inch storm on Friday evening.
NWS: B+ Nailed the final forecast but was only showing a 50% chance of snow at a time (Saturday p.m.) when all others were talking with certainty.
|This is a common example of the difficulty in getting accurate forecast information. The Sunday forecast temperature is 8 degrees on the 5-day outlook but is 12 degrees in the text that accompanied the graphic.|