CONTEST STATUS - Updated: WED ... 21-MAR-18 @ 11:40 AM EDT

Winter '17 / '18 - Snowfall Forecast Contests

19th Annual 'Regular Season'
- Interim Standings ... as of Snow Storm #7 here
- Forecaster Storm Stats ... as of Snow Storm #7 here

- Snow Storm #8: 21-MAR-18
Deadline for entries has passed
The Forecasts! here

- Snow Storm #7: 12-MAR-18
FINAL Results here
Winning forecast issued by: iralibov

17th Annual 'Season-total'
Deadline for entries has passed
Forecasters' summary here

Winter '16 / '17 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
18th Annual 'Regular Season'
FINAL results here

16th Annual 'Season-total'
FINAL results here

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Snow Storms...They/re Only A Week Away

5H Z and MSLP

85H T and MSLP

MR models are at it again with teaser progs for this winter/s first significant EC snow storm and as just a week away.

This ' don/t' scenario has played itself out several times this season. Sooner or later...odds are the atmosphere will get around to pulling the trigger instead of our thumb.

Today/s D+7 prog from the ECMWF depicts a classic cold air damming signature over the NE with strong arctic HIGH pressure centered over the Upper Great Lakes...supported downstream by an area of mid-level confluence...multiple sea-level isobars nosing SW along the Appalachian Mtns as far south as the GA / SC border...and an inverted trof along the SE seaboard indicative of a coastal front.

One big problem with the setup @ this point is the progressive nature of the flow regime as multiple short-waves are shown embedded in the westerlies. This suggests the storm might not be inclined to hang a left and hug the coast as it continues NE.

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