How forecasters predict how much snow will fall during a winter storm

Have you ever wondered how weather forecasters build snow predictions? It’s not as simple as you may think.

Think of the atmosphere as a bucket of water and that amount of water is going to be dropped as rain, or snow, or something else. Forecasters have to determine how much will fall as snow.

4Warn Weather meteorologist Paul Gross explained how it all works in the video player above.