Super Bowl Sunday had potential to change the course of this snow-deprived winter. But alas, like many of the snow threats that came before it, it has fizzled out spectacularly.

On Monday, the GFS model was predicting two to four inches for the area. That dropped to a coating by Tuesday. On Wednesday, it forecast our northern suburbs to get dusted. Thursday, there’s no snow for anyone.

Below find an even more dramatic display of the snow’s disappearing act, showing how the GFS’s model for Sunday precipitation simulation made on Monday compares to one made Thursday:

Not only is it not going to snow, the storm is going to pass so far north (tracking across Canada), Sunday may turn out mostly dry!

For snow lovers, this sad situation calls for some Hall and Oates:

She’s gone, she’s gone
Oh, why
Oh, why
I better learn how to face it
She’s gone, she’s gone
Oh, why
Oh, why
I’d pay the devil to replace her
She’s gone, she’s gone
Oh, why
What went wrong?