Monday, November 14, 2005

And now for something completely different

As we all know, winters in Minnesota can take on many different forms. Some are mild, other cold while some can freeze your innards. Some are dry, while some winters are filled with so much snow, you need to shovel out your garage before you can get to your snow blower.

With the first snowfall of the season upon us, I’ve had one thing on my mind all day: Who is the most accurate Twin Cities weather person?

In order to solve this question, I will include regular, non-political, posts on this subject.

Here’s how it works:
In the event of hyped-up weather forecasts, I will look at the following forecasts: WCCO, KARE 11, KSTP and FOX 9.
I will post a summary of each of these forecasts based on what their websites say either at the close of the 10 p.m. news, or just before the morning shows end.
After the storms have subsided, we’ll compare the actual results with the forecasts. Whichever weather person was most accurate by the end of February is the winner.

WCCO (Paul Douglas)

Monday Afternoon/Evening: Cloudy with rain and snow likely. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows 30 to 35. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Tuesday - Snow or rain in the morning...then snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 3 to 4 inches. Highs around 35. East winds 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night - Colder...breezy. Snow in the evening...then a chance of snow after midnight. Snow accumulation of 2 to 3 inches. Storm total snow accumulation of 6 to 7 inches. Lows around 20. North winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to northwest 20 to 25 mph after midnight.

It will not snow again until Wednesday evening.
(Source: WCCO Nov. 14, 2005)

KARE 11 (Ken Barlow and Jonathan Yuhas)


Mon...Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs 40 to 45. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tue...Snow. Snow accumulation around 4 inches. Highs around 35. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph shifting to the northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

(Source: KARE 11, Nov. 14, 2005)




KSTP (Dave Dahl)

Monday Afternoon: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs around 45. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Monday Evening: Cloudy with rain and snow likely. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows 30 to 35. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Tuesday:
Snow or rain in the morning...then snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 3 to 4 inches. Highs around 35. East winds 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night:
Colder...breezy. Snow in the evening...then a chance of snow after midnight. Snow accumulation of 2 to 3 inches. Storm total snow accumulation of 6 to 7 inches. Lows around 20. North winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to northwest 20 to 25 mph after midnight.
(Source: KSTP, Nov. 14, 2005)



FOX 9 (Janie Peterson)

Monday Evening: Rain showers mix with snow … less than 1” accumulation.

Tuesday: Periods of snow (occasionally mixing with a little rain) & becoming quite breezy … 2” – 5” additional accumulation. Expect another 1” – 2” Tuesday Night. NW Winds, 15-25 mph.

(Source: FOX 9, Nov. 14, 2005) http://www.fox9.com/weather/default.asp

2 Comments:

At 8:23 AM, Blogger StPaul_DFLer said...

Nitwits.

 
At 9:34 AM, Blogger Gary Matthew Miller said...

A man with three buttocks...

 

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