Looks like another yawner of a snow “happening” coming on Monday and spilling into Tuesday. Some weather outlets are being a little more specific than others. Of the ones that mention accumulations, none are predicting more than three inches.
Tonight, we salute KSTP for daring to present a new graphic for an accumulation forecast. It’s nothing fancy to be sure, but it does provide some nuance that we find is missing for many forecasts. In the manner of predicting levels of risk for severe weather, KSTP’s Chikage Windler depicted the chance of a 3+-inch snowfall with high, moderate and slight risk categories. The metro area was deemed a slight risk.
|Accumulations by risk category. We like it!|
And while we’re talking about “risk,” we at TMF wonder whatever was wrong with “chance.” Risk seems to have dangerous or perilous undertones. That, or it’s something that needs to be covered by an insurance company.
Without further rambling, here’s a rundown of forecasts, gathered as of 11 p.m. Saturday night, for a possible Monday snow. Remember to follow us on Twitter so that you can be bothered by weathercaster changes as they happen.
Long-duration event of a little bit of light snow. No mention of accumulations. "Monday afternoon rush hour may be a mess."
2-3 inches. “Slight risk” of >3 inches (see graphic).
Friday starting to look pretty interesting. Could pack a decent punch.
Snow will stick around through Tuesday. We'll see perhaps 1 to 3 inches in the metro.
“Light accumulations, but it will be more than of the events we had last week.” 1-2 inches, maybe a little more in some places.
50 percent chance of snow. No mention of accumulations.
No update since Friday.
Light accumulations are possible through the first couple of days of the week with shovelable amounts along the Minnesota River Valley. The extended forecast is hinting at a slightly higher potential of accumulating snow near the Twin Cities Friday and Saturday.