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Probabilistic snowfall products are intended to provide a range of snowfall possibilities. These products complement the existing NWS forecast in order to better communicate forecast uncertainty and enhance Impact-based Decision Support Services (IDSS) before and during winter weather events.

Probabilistic snowfall products are currently available for 77 of the 122 local NWS offices. This includes experimental forecast products to explain the range of snowfall possibilities from upcoming winter storms, helping everyone to make better decisions on what action to take, based not only on the most likely expected snowfall, but also on the maximum and minimum potential of the storm.

Knowing the forecast and adequately preparing can lessen the impacts associated with hazardous winter weather. For more information on how to interpret these products, please see the fact sheet and video below.

Probabilistic Snowfall Resources:


Local NWS Winter Weather Forecast Pages:

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