CONTEST STATUS - Updated: SAT ... 10-SEP-16 @ 2222 LT
18th Annual 'Regular Season'
!!! - Starts as soon as the flakes start flying - !!!
16th Annual 'Season-total'
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Winter '15 / '16 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
17th Annual 'Regular Season'
No FINAL standings
Too few storms (2)
The two-thirds rule; forecasters are eligible for ranking in the final standings if they entered at least two-thirds of all storm contests. With only two contest-worthy storms this season ... those forecasters with one entry only would have been ineligible.
In the interest of fairness; three storms seems like the minimum.
15th Annual 'Season-total'
Verified forecasts here
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
And please...don't make me beg for what could be the season's 1st Contest storm.
DISCUSSION: Lo-latitude open wave progged to form off SE coast following cold fropa in the E this weekend. GooFuS and GEM bring a rapidly deepening LOW up the coast but keep it SE of 40/70 benchmark.
NWP spawns the LOW in preferred region during el Nino years. Eastern extension of strong, parent HIGH centered over northern Plains has arctic origins, so baroclinicity would be favorable. Upper trof is initially progressive except for a brief period where it digs in its heels and the GL LOW all but captures the ATL LOW keeping SFC feature close to coast.
Still plenty-o-time for this teaser to vanish into the ether or wisk into open waters...although don't discount the fact it's forecast to happen on December 5th.
Catalog: MR Teaser
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
NE.Wx/s annual ‘Season-Total Snowfall Forecasting Contest’ is your absolute best, biggest, and probably ONLY chance to be recognized for your long-range forecasting acumen; a recognition you so richly deserve.
Not only that, but if you win the Contest, you get a copy of "The Snow Booklet", by Nolan J. Doesken and Arthur Judson.
What other incentive to enter the Contest could you possibly want?
The Contest is open to any and all of the following:
NE.Wx Usenet NG regulars and lurkers; amateur and professional forecasters; broadcasters with or without trained Seals; weather-biz types and wanna-bees; wish-casters, astrologers and other class of dreamers; Pollyannas or Cassandras; registered Nostradamists; non-violent megalomaniacs; woolly-bear caterpillars or their agents; pest detectives, EUSWx refugees and meteorologists.
Trolls, goats, hat3-lsiters, and psests need not apply.
The reigning NE.Wx ‘Season-Total’ Snowfall Forecasting Champ-een is Donald Rosenfeld.
Forecast element: sum-total season snowfall
Forecast period: December 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007
Verification: NWS preliminary climate reports (CLM or F6)
Deadline: Thursday, November 30, 2006 @ 11:59 PM EST
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