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Winter '17 / '18 - Snowfall Forecast Contests

19th Annual 'Regular Season' Snowfall Forecast Contest
- FINAL Results here
1st Place: Brad Yehl
2nd Place: Don Sutherland
3rd Place: NWS ER WFOs
HM: Herb @MAWS

17th Annual 'Season-total' Snowfall Forecast Contest
- FINAL Results here
1st Place: Don Sutherland
2nd Place: Mitchel Volk
3rd Place: Brad Yehl
Climo: 5th place

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

16th Annual 'Season-total'
FINAL results here

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

'Early' Snowfall Reports

It/s interesting to note where in the world snow has been observed earlier than usual.

Snowfall causes slick roads, school closings in WNC (10/28)

"“We don’t usually get these events this early, but it’s not unheard of,” weather service meteorologist Scott Krentz said. “Normally we don’t see snowfall occurring until like the third week in November.
Snowfall amounts ranged from 3 inches in the Haywood County community of Cruso, 2 inches in Newland, Weaverville, Canton and Mars Hill to less than an inch in other locations."

Winter comes early to Britain (10/28)

"Winter has come early to Britain with frost and snow forecast for most of the country over the next three days.
Snow and gales are forecast for northern Scotland today, while most of England and Wales could see sleet and snow showers later, according to the weather centre Meteogroup."

Rare early snowfall forecast for Capital Region (10/27)
"The National Weather Service [in Albany, NY] predicts up to three inches of snow will fall in the Capital Region late Tuesday. If that happens, it will be just the tenth time in more than 130 years the area saw accumulation on a single October day. Of those nine previous instances, just two included more than an inch of snow.
"In the time since [recording keeping began in 1874], the Capital Region received more than an inch of snow on a single October day on Oct. 28, 1952, when two inches were recorded, and on Oct. 4, 1987, when nearly seven inches were recorded in Albany."

Winter arrives early with snowfall across the GTA (10/21)
"If you can believe it, six centimetres (~2.5") of snow is already on the ground in Orillia.

"Snowfall is being reported all across southern Ontario, with flurries coming down in parts of Toronto and York region and white-out conditions further north into the Barrie area and cottage country."


Winter arrives early in snowy Saskatchewan
"Environment Canada says that as much as a dozen centimetres (~5") of snow fell on Sunday (10/12) and the white stuff continued to fall overnight."

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