How many loaves of bread is this storm?

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(KTVI) - How much snow we get may determine how much bread people buy.  St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Elaine Vydra created this graphic that's gone viral.

It's a snow forecast map that included not only the number of inches, but also how many loaves of bread people are stocking up on.

As you can see, higher amounts were predicted north and west of St. Louis -- a three loaf storm.   With lower amounts to the south, one load should be sufficient.

In the metro area, with predictions of 3 to 5 inches, it's a two loaf storm.


  • T.J. Garrison

    I don’t know if Elaine Vydra actually originated the “how many loaves of bread was this storm”. I got the same graphic dated Feb 3 from my sister in Indianapolis with reference to Indiana weather. The site was So just who borrowed from who?

    • Jacki H

      I saw the same thing from the Cincinnati area. The Kroger grocery store was using the same graphics and measurement. Sounds like it has gained traction regardless of where it originated.

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