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Winter '17 / '18 - Snowfall Forecast Contests

19th Annual 'Regular Season'

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Winter '16 / '17 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
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18th Annual 'Regular Season'
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16th Annual 'Season-total'
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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Contest # 5 - Call for Forecasts




Classic Miller-B (pdf) storm expected to affect the forecast area late Sunday night and throughout the day on Monday.

Deadline: 9:00 PM EST Sunday…13 January 2008
Forecast verification begins: 9:00 PM EST Sunday…13 January 2008
Forecast verification ends: 11:59 PM EST Monday…14 January 2008

Enter your forecast via the Contest/s web site
Follow the link to 'Enter Storm Forecast.'

Please enter 0.05 for trace amounts instead of a 'T.'

All forecasts will be posted to the NE_Wx Google Group by the Contest Administrator before 10 PM EST Sunday…13 January 2008 and to the Contest web site by Monday evening.

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

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

Registration is simple…requiring only a username 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.

Each contest must have a minimum of seven (7) forecasters for the results to be included in the end-of-season standings.

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 here.
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