In expectation of the latest (and last??) winter shellacking of the year, forecasters placed their bets for snowfall accumulation from Thursday into Friday. KSTP was the most aggressive with the storm, with Dave Dahl showing 7.5 inches of snow. KARE forecast a mere 2 inches of snow while WCCO essentially predicted 3 inches for the central core of MSP. The NWS (weather.gov for KMSP) appeared to forecast 2 to 4 inches of snow yet maintained a winter storm warning. Fox9 weighed in at 1-4 (2.6 on the infamous snow meter) on the 9 p.m. newscast.
We interviewed Tom Novak from Novak Weather this evening to get his latest assessment of the storm. That video can be seen here.
We'll try to update forecasts as we sight them. Commenters, please feel free to detail the forecasts you see.
We find the NWS forecasts very confusing. Per the graphics below, a winter weather advisory is in place for zip code 55116 (St. Paul) with a total snowfall (if you add things together) of 3-5 inches. However, for KMSP, a winter storm warning is in place yet the forecast snow accumulation is lower. If anyone from the NWS reads this blog, we'd love to better understand what's going on here.