Long range models are beginning to hone in on the transition to a more active regime for next week. The 12z European model (ecmwf) was the most bullish in bringing a significant winter storm to the area between Monday night and Wednesday. The forecast was consistent with the Panhandle Hooker composite for 6+ inch snowfalls at kmsp. The 12z GFS trended toward this stormier scenario as well. There is still plenty of room for fluctuation in temporal/spatial details with this system...but the first notable snowfall of the season is not out of the question for early next week.
Monday, November 19, 2012
For snow and winter lovers, the wait may be almost over. The National Weather Service included the following in their afternoon statement this Monday, Nov. 19: