If you were to ask Twin City forecasters, "Is this your final answer?" they'd have to say "Yes." But they'd probably do so with at least a little trepidation. Most forecasters are predicting an historical snowfall, one that rivals the massive December storm. The ever-expanding snowfall forecast continues to the very end ... or the very beginning of the storm.
The guns of winter are again locked and loaded. Here are the final pre-snowfall predictions for our fearless forecasters as of late Saturday night: (If you're new to The Minnesota Forecaster, note that after each snow event we assign a grade to each forecaster's performance. Grading criteria include more than just forecast performance the night before a storm.)
WCCO: 8 to 15 inches (13.3 for metro) Bullseye in western MN)
KSTP: 12 to 20 inches, metro in the bullseye
Fox: 10 to 14 inches (15 to 17 in south suburbs)
KARE: 10 to 15 inches, bullseye to the west
Strib: 12 to 18 inches
NWS: 12 to 14 inches
MPR: 10 to 20 inches
If you'd like to see the historical forecast of this storm by weather outlet (a key factor in our grading), check here. Check back for updates or follow us on Twitter and Facebook in the event we have anything else interesting to say.
In the meantime, get ready to shovel!