|A dusting of snow fell on ornamental grass in St. Paul on Friday.|
Updated forecasts in blue font reflect forecasts as of late afternoon/early evening on Saturday. In general, there appeared to be a late afternoon trend toward somewhat higher snow totals and greater confidence in the storm.
We're about 24 hours away from the expected onset of the largest snowstorm to hit the Twin Cities in what seems like a long time. The highest snow forecast we found for the central MSP metro was for Fox/KMSP of 7 inches. The lowest was The Weather Channel with 3 inches. The most common forecast seemed to be 4-5 inches. Here are the latest forecasts that we captured late this Friday evening.
WCCO: 3-6 inches (10 p.m. news). Call it 4.5
KSTP: 3-5 inches (Jonathan Yuhas/KSTP Weather tweet). Call it 4. 3-6 as of 5pm news
KMSP: 6-8 inches (10 p.m. news). Call it 7. 4.1 with snow meter.
KARE: 4.6 inches (10 p.m. news). (4.6 for Bloomington) 3-6 (showed 4 for MSP)
Star Tribune Video (startribune.com/weather/5.39 p.m.): 6-7 inches. Call it 6.5
Star Tribune Paul Douglas (as of 11:45 p.m. blog): 2-5 inches. Call it 3.5 3-6 as of 4:40 tweet
MPR: 3-5 @MSP airport (as of 10:27 p.m. blog post). Call it 4. 3-7 as 4:10 update/5:40 tweet suggests 5-10" for metro.
NWS: "Around 6 inches" per warning statement. Call it 6. 5-9 inches as of 5:02 update
TWC: 2-4 inches per iPad forecast. Call it 3. 4-8 inches per iPad forecast at 5:40
Accuweather: 3-6 inches. Call it 4.5. 3-6 as of 5:40 p.m.
Weather Underground Best Forecast: 6 Up to 5 inches as of 5:45
Novak Weather: 6 inches (based on graphic). Call it 6. Solid 6 per afternoon graphic.
DDwx-MN met from Atlanta: 4
ShakopeeWeather: 4-6 inches. Call it 5
Note that we've made the call that the amount for the airport will be in the middle of the snow range forecast, a reasonable deduction given that the airport essentially represents the central core of the metro.
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