Anyone who tries to tell you how many inches of snow will fall on your yard beyond 24-36 hours is trying to sell you something. Buyer beware. Meteorologists, as a profession, over-predict snow.
No kidding, Paul.
Why? One of our biggest fears is hearing this: "You said flurries, but what about the FOOT of flurries in my driveway?!" So we compensate.
Over 30 years I've discovered, the hard way, that it pays to be conservative with snowfall amounts; try not to go off the deep end. Because Mother Nature always finds a new and exotic way to kill off most anticipated snowstorms.
A friend summed it up best: "If I take the average snow predictions from all MSP media sources and divide by 2.5 I get a much better estimate of what will really fall."
Pound in the driveway stakes today as temperatures thaw into the upper 30s; no problems getting home Sunday. A nuisance coating is possible on Monday but the main event comes Wednesday, as a storm tracks toward Minnesota. The challenge: what flavor storm? This system may pull enough mild air north for mostly rain in the metro; plowable snow possibly confined to western and central Minnesota by midweek.
High confidence: one of the 2 or 3 coldest blasts of winter is brewing for late next week, with highs holding in single digits. Uffda!
Conservatives Must Counter Climate Change. Here is an excerpt of an Op-Ed at The Post and Courier that caught my eye: "...Speaking about the health of “this magical planet God gave us,” President Ronald Reagan reminded us, “This is what we leave to our children. And our great moral responsibility is to leave it to them either as we found it or better than we found it.” As South Carolinians, we need to ask ourselves: What kind of world are we leaving for our children and grandchildren? Nothing is more conservative than being a good steward. Yet when it comes to climate change, there are too many on the political right — both here and in Washington — who still disregard the evidence, dispute well-established science, and ignore the problem..."