If Chicago doesn't see at least a foot of snow, the weather mavens in town will have some major explaining to do. Approximately 30 hours before the arrival of a talked-up storm, virtually all weather outlets are predicting no less than a foot of snow. WMAQ calls for 18-24 inches while WLS's model printout (shown on TV) calls for 23 inches. As of Monday morning, here's how Chicago's meteorologists see the big storm:
WMAQ: 18-24 inches of snow for Wednesday
WBBM: More than a foot
WLS: 23 inches
WFLD: Potential for well over a foot
WGN: "The upcoming storm has the potential to rank among the top five worst snow storms to hit the Chicago area since weather records have been taken."
National Weather Service: 12 to 18+ inches
The Chicago Forecaster (TCF) will chronicle the progressive forecasts as the major storm approaches. Click here to see how each weathercaster in Chicago is changing -- or not changing -- the forecast as the next two days approach. After the storm is over on Wednesday, TCF will grade the performance of each forecaster (grading criteria can be found here).
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