CONTEST STATUS - Updated: FRI ... 14-JUL-17 @ 8:30 PM EDT

Winter '17 / '18 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
19th Annual 'Regular Season'
Season starts when the first flakes start a'flyin'

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17th Annual 'Season-total'
Entries accepted between 01-NOV-17 and 30-NOV-17
Verification period: 01-DEC-17 through 31-MAR-18

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

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Contest # 1 - Call for Forecasts


Hot on the heels of the ‘season-total’ contest deadline…the first storm of the new ‘individual storm’ season is progged to affect a good portion of the forecast area Sunday through early Tuesday. We/re off to a good start compared to last year when the first contest storm didn/t happen until February.14.

Deadline: 10:30 PM EST Saturday, 01 December 2007
Forecast verification begins: 12:01 AM EST Sunday, 02 December 2007

Forecasts must be entered via the Contest/s web site
Follow the link to 'Enter Storm Forecast.'

Forecasters need to register once before entering…even if they were registered last year.

Registration is simple… requiring only a user name and password. If you provide a valid e-mail address…a copy of your forecast will be sent to you. Please ensure your browser is enabled to accept first-party cookies.

All forecasts will be posted to the NE_Wx Google Group by the Contest Administrator before 11 PM EST Saturday, 01 December 2007 and to the Contest web site by Sunday evening.

More information about the contest/s rules…forecast verification…and scoring can be found at the main web site.

Updates and announcement are posted on the Contest/s web log

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Contest subject to cancellation before the deadline, if forecast conditions warrant.

Each contest must have a minimum of seven forecasters for the results to be included in the end-of-season scoring.

Please enter 0.05 for trace amounts instead of a 'T.' if no snow is expected at a station, please do not enter a zero, just leave it blank, instead.

The NE.Wx Snowfall Forecast Contest (NEWxSFC) is a multi-month event that continues into late March or early April. In general, contests are held whenever a decent, synoptic-scale storm rears its head and threatens at least a half-dozen forecast stations with more than nuisance snowfall amounts. Forecasters are called to post their 'storm total' snowfall predictions, on deadline, for 27 NWS / FAA observing stations scattered about New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions. The Contest Administrator determines the deadlines for entries; verifies all forecasts, and publishes the final results to the Contest/s web site.

Please be sure to read the rules before entering the contest b/c your entry constitutes agreement to abide by them.

You can find the Contest Rules and additional information about Error Scoring, current monthly snowfall climatology from NCDC, daily CPC teleconnection indices, daily NESDIS N-Hemi snow cover, and NWS Daily Climate Bulletins (CDUS41) by pointing your browser @ www.newx-forecasts.com

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