The much awaited winter forecasts are coming in from various local forecasters. As best we can determine, these are the various forecasts to date:
KSTP's Dave Dahl released his forecast on October 27 and predicts 75 inches of snow for the Twin Cities. Even better, Dave laid out his snowfall projection by month. We're inclined to think he nailed the October snowfall forecast.
MPR's Paul Huttner weighed in with his forecast on October 26. He forecasts average temperatures for the December through February period and a seasonal snowfall total between 50 and 60 inches.
The Star Tribune's Paul Douglas calls for winter temperatures to average 3 degrees cooler than normal and snowfall to total between 50 and 55 inches.
As a group, the average snowfall prediction of those taking the Minnesota Forecaster poll was
61.9 inches. Please take the poll at right to tally your guess as to how winter's temperatures will fare.
Minnesota Forecaster, whose predictions are based on the amount of shedding experienced by the family dog, predicts temperatures averaging .6 degrees above normal with seasonal snowfall of 43.1 inches breaking down as follows: October: 0, November: 4.1, December: 10.7, January: 9.2, February: 4.1, March: 11.2 inches, April: 3.8.
Readers, are there any other forecasts out there that we may have missed?