The rather sudden and unexpected change in the storm track (for a storm that has yet to form, no less) left many weather watchers (consumers) questioning the wisdom of forecasters putting forth snowfall estimates five to six days before possible onset. Approximately 130 comments were left on the Star Tribune weather site during the day on Friday, many debating that very issue.
Still, most forecasters weren't ready to pronounce chances for a big storm dead, quite yet. A record of the changing forecasts is compiled here. Here's where things stood as of Friday night:
WCCO: Latest model information now says 2 to 5 inches of snow for Tues/Wed. "That could still change next week."
KSTP: Last few hours track appears to be moving south. "There's even a scenario where we don't get much snow at all."
FOX: Now storm track would have heavy snow missing Twin Cities. "Accumulations may be hard to find on Wed."
KARE: Trend is to keep storm further south. "Doesn't mean we're going to miss it, though."Strib: 3-6" of new snow for most of the metro by Wednesday night (1-2" coming on Monday)
MPR: No update
NWS: 60-70% of snow Tuesday night and Wednesday
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