CONTEST STATUS - Updated: SAT ... 14-APR-18 @ 9 PM EDT

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
HM: TQ
Climo: 5th place

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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, November 22, 2008

Blizzard Defined

"A blizzard means that the following conditions are expected to prevail for a period of 3 hours or longer.

(1) Sustained wind or frequent gusts to 35 miles an hour or greater;

and

(2) considerable falling and/or blowing snow (i.e., reducing visibility frequently to less than 1/4 mile).

Although there is no set temperature requirement for blizzard conditions, the life-threatening nature of the low temperatures in combination with the other hazardous conditions of wind, snow, and poor visibility increases dramatically when the temperature falls below 20°F. "

WSOM

Let/s be careful out there this winter. Heavy snowfall does not a blizzard make. Blizzards are meso-beta scale (20 - 200 km) severe winter wx wind storms where visibility is restricted for at least three (3) hours.

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