Here’s a recap of forecasts for Thursday night’s possible snow. As much as possible, we’re using forecasts closest to 24 hours before onset as the forecast of record. Several forecasters have told us that 24 hours before snow onset is the time when you can best separate the men from the boys.
That said, for Thursday night’s forecast, there’s really not a lot of separation. As best we could determine, the NWS was the most liberal with snow forecasts (mentioning 3” on the top end of the range) while WCCO and KSTP seemed to poo poo the possible snow the most.
Herewith, the less than staggering snow forecast for the evening of Thursday, November 21, 2013:
WCCO: Coating to an inch (5 p.m. news)
KSTP: Coating to an inch
KMSP: Total accumulations look very light with around an inch in the metro and generally 2 inches or so for southern Minnesota. (Source: website post at 5:04 p.m.)
KARE: Said 1-2”. Showed 2” for MSP on graphic (6 p.m. news)
MPR: Coating to 2” (blog post at 5:01 p.m.)
NWS: 1-3” (Source: weather.gov/55111, zipcode for MSP airport)
Star Tribune: 1” possible (from blog with posting date of 12:17 a.m. on Nov. 20)
AccuWeather: 1.06” (Source: accuweather.com for zipcode 55111)